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Claire Stapleton

Claire Stapleton is a writer and tech worker who worked at Google from 2007 to 2019. Career highlights there included being nicknamed “the Bard of Google” for her quirky company-wide emails and leading the 20,000-person Google Walkout. She writes an advice column for existentially-adrift tech workers called Tech Support. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their two young sons.

Techworker Podcast: Claire Stapleton and Ifeoma Ozoma

In this week’s podcast Techworker columnist and Google walkout veteran Claire Stapleton talks with Ifeoma Ozoma. They discuss Ozoma's experience as a whistleblower at Pinterest and the California bill she co-sponsored, the Silenced No More Act, which would expand whistleblower protections and roll back the power of nondisclosure agreements.


Tech Support: How can I cope with my meaningless job, and maddening manager?

Claire Stapleton advises a tech worker whose new manager fills her with rage.


Is joining a union… Googley?

Organizing with co-workers is probably the clearest shot Google workers have at actually contributing to racial and economic….who’s in? Anyone??? Hello? Where’d everybody go?