Racial discrimination

Google's contract workers demand to be treated like full-time staff

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Google's contract workers are demanding they receive the same benefits enjoyed by full-time workers — including access to companywide town halls on topics such as sexual harassment — in a letter they sent to CEO Sundar Pichai on Wednesday.

The big picture from Axios' Ina Fried: Google, like many other Big Tech firms, essentially has two classes of workers: full-time employees and then a large number of others who work within its walls, including temporary workers, vendors and contractors."

Half of the post-millennial generation is non-white

Reproduced from Pew Research Center; Note: Racial groups include only single-race Hispanics. Hispanics can be any race. Rows may add to more than 100% due to rounding; Chart: Axios Visuals

In a potentially significant political trend, almost half of 6- to 21-year-olds in the U.S. are Hispanic, African-American or Asian, according to a study released today by Pew Research.

Why it matters: Rapidly changing American demographics will have a profound impact on elections, government policies, economic opportunity, and more. "How we deal with this racially diverse generation ... will say a lot about how successful we will be as a nation," says Brookings' William Frey, author of "Diversity Explosion."

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