Google Settles with Labor Board

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Google Settles with Labor Board


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SAN FRANCISCO - Google says it's reached a settlement over employees' ability to speak out about workplace issues.

Under the settlement with the National Labor Relations Board, Google has agreed to post a notice to remind employees of their rights.

A Wall Street Journal report said the tech giant also has to make sure employees know they are allowed to discuss matters with the media and with each other.

Google employees are known for being some of the most outspoken in the tech industry and have advocated for topics including equal pay and sexual misconduct investigations.

The case stems from a complaint made by a former employee who says he was retaliated against and fired for speaking about conservative views.

Braking scrutinized on Nissan Rogue

DETROIT - The U.S. government's road safety agency is investigating complaints that the Nissan Rogue's automatic emergency braking can turn on when no obstacle is in the way.

The probe covers about 554,000 Rogue SUVs from the 2017 and 2018 model years.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said 843 owners have complained to the agency and to Nissan about the problem. Owners reported 14 crashes and five injuries.

The agency says Nissan has issued a technical service bulletin and two customer service actions related to the problem. It will try to find a cause and determine how often the false braking happens, and could seek a recall.

Air Force finds another KC-46 issue

The U.S. Air Force has indefinitely barred the Boeing-built KC-46 from carrying cargo and passengers, the trade publication Defense News has reported.

The decision followed an incident in which the cargo locks on the bottom of the floor of the aircraft became unlocked during a recent flight, creating concerns that airmen could potentially be hurt or killed by heavy equipment that suddenly breaks free during a flight, Defense One reported. …

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