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A law firm webinar advised employers on how to avoid becoming a target of CODE, an organizing initiative in tech and video game industries

Employees holding protest signs at a global Google walkout on November 1, 2018 in New York.
Employees holding protest signs at a global Google walkout on November 1, 2018 in New York.
Employees at a global Google walkout on November 1, 2018 in New York. Photo: Bryan R. Smith/AFP/Getty Images


Employee survey platforms allow employers to sort groups of employees by the departments, locations, and demographics most likely to unionize

Photo illustration. Photos: Thanit Weerawan/Tero Vesalainen/Getty Images


For worker movements, digital tools are a double-edged sword

Workers protest against the failure from employers to provide adequate protections in the Amazon delivery hub workplace.
Workers protest against the failure from employers to provide adequate protections in the Amazon delivery hub workplace.
Workers protest against the failure from employers to provide adequate protections in the Amazon delivery hub workplace on National May Day/Sick Out organized by workers at Amazon, Whole Foods, Instacart, and Shipt on May 1, 2020 in Hawthorne, California. Photo: Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images


Photo credits, clockwise from top left: Matt Cosby, Elizabeth Weinberg, Peter Prato, Eirik Johnson and Maddie McGarvey.

Into the Valley

Inside an unprecedented surge of activism in the tech industry


The current wave of tech-worker protests isn’t without precedent

Photos: Courtesy of Stan Soscher; Mason Trinca/Stringer/Getty Images


Kathryn Spiers says she was fired after calling attention to Google’s contract with a ‘union busting’ labor relations firm

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Grim stories of unpaid overtime and sexism have workers organizing for change

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A Republican-dominated agency argues that allowing organizers to use company email is impinging on companies’ First Amendment rights

Donald Trump speaks to a crowd gathered at the Local 18 Richfield Facility of the Operating Engineers Apprentice and Training
Donald Trump speaks to a crowd gathered at the Local 18 Richfield Facility of the Operating Engineers Apprentice and Training
Donald Trump speaks to a crowd gathered at the Local 18 Richfield Facility of the Operating Engineers Apprentice and Training, a union and apprentice training center on March 29, 2018 in Richfield, Ohio. Photo: Jeff Swensen/Stringer/Getty

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