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Big Tech workers at their breaking point are using a new arsenal to fight back

Jan 26, 2022
Posted by San Francisco Chronicle , ,

Jordan Flowers, an Amazon warehouse worker, is a thorn in the side of his employer. He regularly speaks at labor rallies and leads protests against the online retail giant over how it treats workers. But being an activist doesn’t pay.

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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

Oct 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,

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Union Loss May Bring New Phase of Campaign Against Amazon

May 6, 2021
Posted by San Francisco Chronicle

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

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Could the pandemic give America’s labour movement a boost?

May 9, 2020
Posted by San Francisco Chronicle ,

“May day, ho, ho, billionaires have got to go.” Protesters with slogans and placards, security hovering in the back: the gathering outside an Amazon warehouse in Richmond, California, on May 1st had all the trappings of a proper picket line.

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Amazon warehouse workers in New York walk off the job; Instacart and Whole Foods employees to follow

Mar 30, 2020
Posted by San Francisco Chronicle

A group of workers at an Amazon warehouse in New York City walked off the job and went on strike Monday afternoon, demanding the company shut down and thoroughly clean the sprawling facility after they say multiple employees there have tested positive for the novel

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

March 30, 2020
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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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Amazon warehouse workers in New York walk off the job; Instacart and Whole Foods employees to follow

February 26, 2020
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A group of workers at an Amazon warehouse in New York City walked off the job and went on strike Monday afternoon, demanding the company shut down and thoroughly clean the sprawling facility after they say multiple employees there have tested positive for the novel…

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Could the pandemic give America’s labour movement a boost?

November 6, 2019
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“May day, ho, ho, billionaires have got to go.” Protesters with slogans and placards, security hovering in the back: the gathering outside an Amazon warehouse in Richmond, California, on May 1st had all the trappings of a proper picket line….

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Tech Workers Versus the Pentagon

June 6, 2018
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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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