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Veronica Irwin

New Letter from Alphabet Workers Union Condemns Google Management of Workplace Harassment

After an Op-Ed in The New York Times from former-Googler Emi Nietfeld made waves, the Alphabet Workers Union demanded real changes from CEO Sundar Pichai.

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Techworker Podcast: Amazon’s meltdown, Elon’s ethical education

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A Q&A with Dr. Hadas Kress-Gazit, robotics researcher who pulled-out of a Google workshop in support of AI ethicists

Dr Kress-Gazit talks with Techworker about how she made her decision to go public in her support of the ex-Googlers, and shared some advice for other workers considering the same.

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Uber and Lyft announces new safety program, for everyone except drivers

This past Friday, Uber and Lyft announced their new Industry Sharing Safety Program, a collaboration with workplace solutions company HireRight to share information on drivers who have had their accounts deactivated for serious offenses like sexual assault or murder.

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Tech CEOs want to disrupt education. What could possibly go wrong?

What happens when Elon Musk asks you to help build his school?

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New report examines how attacks on Big Tech affect workers

It’s hard to build solidarity amidst a “Techlash” when companies don’t allow their employees to feel

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Medium Workers Union earns majority support from employees, but narrowly misses company recognition

Though a majority (52%) of workers voted to recognize the union, the union was just one vote shy of being recognized by Medium according to terms both the company and organizers had initially agreed to.

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Wave of techworkers speak out about toxic culture at large tech companies

Employees at Google, Amazon, Mailchimp and Salesforce have alleged discriminatory treatment in the last two weeks.

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Can UX design really fix tech’s misinformation problem?

Few UX designers enter the field because they hope to manipulate users’ political opinions. And yet here we are.

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After Trump, some tech workers ask: “Are We the Baddies?”

An increasing number of tech workers, at a wide range of companies, are deeply worried at how their employers have exacerbated inequality, extremism, and polarization across the planet.

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