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Dear Reader,

Techworker.com is now live! 

Thank you for your patience and support in getting us here (and thanks to the amazing team at Lede for designing and building everything.) 

We’d love for you to check out our initial public offerings…

On Techworker today, organizer and software engineer Raksha Muthukumar explains how to ease the internal conflicts that arise when coworkers organize. Veronica Irwin asks whether UX design really can fix tech’s misinformation problem and also examines tech workers’ crisis of morale in a post-Trump world. Yael Eisenstat reflects on her time as Facebook’s global head of elections integrity operations and calls for an end to the segregation of company’s moderators from the rest of its workforce.

And there’s so much more: Don’t miss the first two grotesquely fascinating installments of Meat Suit, Leigh Cowart’s column on what tech work does to our bodies, or Alexis Schwartz’s look into the perverse relationship between Amazon and the U.S. food assistance program. We’re also updating throughout the day with links to the biggest tech worker-related stories around the web.

As you know, Techworker is entirely reader-funded. We won’t clutter your view with ads, and we aren’t beholden to anyone but you. You may have noticed that this is not the way publications are usually run these days. We need your help to pay ourselves and others for the work of rustling up this news (you’ll find a link to “subscribe” on the homepage, which links to all the various support levels.) If for whatever reason you can’t do that, we totally understand, but please do consider sending us an email telling us something interesting about the work you do, instead.

(For secure tips, use our Protonmail address: techworkertips@protonmail.com)

Ok, thank you again for all your support – it’s early days but we’d love to know what you think so far! 

Stay tuned,

Dan Raile 
Editor, Techworker.com

PS A very extra special thanks to the first of our Techworker “Enablers” – incredibly generous readers who are supporting us at the $1200 level (or higher!) By becoming an Enabler, you’ll get your face on our exclusive Wall of Enablers, complete with a custom portrait by Techworker’s Brad Jonas. (Click the Subscribe link at the top of Techworker.com for info on becoming an Enabler.)