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Tech workers are organizing. Meet the labor vets whispering in their ears.

Feb 26, 2020
Posted by San Francisco Chronicle

Drew Ambrogi pushed open the glass door to the Washington office of Coworker.org, his laptop balanced on one hand. “Tesla has blocked Coworker.org on their internal network,” he announced to everyone within earshot. “I think it’s kind of a badge

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How the Google walkout transformed tech workers into activists

Nov 6, 2019
Posted by San Francisco Chronicle

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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Tech Workers Versus the Pentagon

Jun 6, 2018
Posted by San Francisco Chronicle

For months, Google employees have led a campaign demanding that the company terminate its contract with the Pentagon for Project Maven, a program that uses machine learning to improve targeting for drone strikes. Nearly five thousand Google workers signed an internal petition

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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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two workers holding protest signs in front of Target

‘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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