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The Tech World Gives Back

Aug 22, 2021

The tech world gives back with a fund that gives cash to workers for organizing Aug. 19, 2021 | Chase DiFeliciantonio San Francisco Chronicle Former tech worker and software engineer Felipe Ventura of Richmond was given $2,500 by the Solidarity

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Netflix employees join wave of tech activism with walkout over Chappelle controversy

October 20, 2021
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Employees at Netflix will halt work on Wednesday in a virtual walkout to condemn the streaming platform’s handling of complaints against Dave Chappelle’s new special. The action is the latest in a string of highly visible organizing efforts in the tech sector, as workers increasingly take their grievances about company policies and decisions public.

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‘Welcome to the party’: five past tech whistleblowers on the pitfalls of speaking out

October 19, 2021
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When Frances Haugen revealed she was the Facebook whistleblower who supplied internal documents to Congress and the Wall Street Journal, she joined a growing list of current and former Silicon Valley employees who’ve come forward to call out military contracts, racism, sexism, contributions to climate crisis, pay disparities and more in the industry.

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Amazon Faces Wider Fight Over Labor Practices

August 9, 2021
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Since the start of the pandemic, Amazon has ramped up its hiring, bringing on hundreds of thousands of employees worldwide. But challenges to the company’s labor practices are growing quickly, too.

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Union Loss May Bring New Phase of Campaign Against Amazon

May 6, 2021
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The lopsided vote against a union at Amazon’s warehouse in Bessemer, Ala., was a major disappointment to organized labor, which regards the fight with Amazon as central to labor’s survival. Yet the defeat doesn’t mark the end of the campaign against Amazon so much as a shift in strategy.

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How the Google walkout transformed tech workers into activists

May 9, 2020
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At the end of October 2018, Claire Stapleton, then a YouTube employee, sent an email to an internal listserv where women discussed their experiences at Google. Employees had just learned that the company’s board of directors had approved a $90-million…

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