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Top tech grads are increasingly unwilling to work for Big Tech, viewing it as a new, unethical Wall Street

About five years ago, I was trying to get a bunch of Big Tech companies to take the right side of an urgent online civil rights fight, and I called an old friend who was very senior at one of the biggest tech companies in the world; they told me that it wasn't going to ...

The Communications Workers of America is seeking to unionize tech and video game workers

This week, the Communications Workers of America -- one of the largest industrial unions in the country -- launched the Campaign to Organize Digital Employees (CODE), which seeks to unionize people working for game and tech companies.

The CWA forged an alliance with the grassroots labor group Game Workers Unite (a similar deal was struck in ...

Uber introduces ‘favorite drivers’ and new price displays for California users

Uber's making some interesting changes in California, but not for the usual reasons apps add new features. In an email received by customers in the Golden State, the ride-share giant revealed a small handful of new additions to the app. Attributed on... ...

Workers at Spin, Ford’s e-scooter company, have unionized in San Francisco

Spin is a short-hire/e-scooter company -- one of those firms like Bird and Lime that fill city streets with future-ewaste vehicles that block wheelchairs. It's owned by Ford.

On Dec 5, workers at Spin's San Francisco office, voted to unionize, organized under Teamsters Local 665. The workers in the union those who recover and charge Spin ...

Google under investigation by National Labor Relations Board for ‘Thanksgiving Four’ firings

Google is reported to be under investigation by the United States National Labor Relations Board (NLRB.gov) for allegations of discouraging union organizing among workers, and for firing the so-called “Thanksgiving Four.”

NLRB began an official investigation into Google after the recent firing of four employees, just months after the company reached a labor settlement ...

Colombians take to the streets in the third general strike in two weeks

The far-right Duque administration in Colombia is only fifteen months old, but its polarizing policies have brought the country to its knees, with a third general strike in just two weeks shutting down the country yesterday.

The strike's vanguard is a coalition of of student groups, trade unions, indigenous peoples' groups, and the political opposition. They ...

This Thanksgiving, don’t have a political argument, have a “structured organizing conversation”

Union organizers don't have arguments with workers, they have "structured organizing conversations" -- conversations in which the organizer asks someone to think about what change they want to see, what the obstacles to that change are, and then asks them to think about whether that change will come about unless they form a union.

There's a ...

Four union organizers fired from Google

On Friday, googlers staged a workplace rally demanding the reinstatement of two suspended co-workers who'd been involved in workplace organizing against collaboration with ICE and tolerance for homophobia; on Monday, four of the organizers of the rally were fired.

Google management circulated a memo to all employees that accused the fired employees of "clear ...