Facebook didn’t play ball with Silicon Valley labor collusion, court documents show

Multiple tech companies stand accused of fixing wages and conspiring in hiring

In a trial set to begin next month, Silicon Valley workers allege that some of the tech industry’s biggest players conspired to fix wages between 2005 and 2009. But when it came to bringing the upstart Facebook into the mix, the social media company didn’t return their messages.

The suit, which was granted class certification in October, says that Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe Systems agreed not to poach one another’s employees, as well as consult one another before making strategic moves or starting new recruiting initiatives. The class consists of 64,000 employees seeking $3 billion in damages.

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