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.
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.
Rubio assures Amazon workers: The GOP is firmly not *not* on your side
Is there any issue today that can't be twisted into a front in the culture wars? Apparently not, judging from a head-spinning op-ed from Marco Rubio in USA Today.
How to know if it’s safe to talk about mental health at work
We’ve come a long way since the days we’d whisper the word “therapist” (or use the word “shrink” instead) in public, but encouraging all people to open up about their mental wellbeing at work can also have its consequences.
Grassroots gigworker activism, brought to you by… Uber
As Uber and other gig economy companies struggle towards profitability during a global pandemic, it seems they're busy laying the astroturf in preparation for a nationwide legislative push to restrict the pay and benefits of gig economy workers.
Is joining a union… Googley?
Organizing with co-workers is probably the clearest shot Google workers have at actually contributing to racial and economic justice...so….who’s in? Anyone??? Hello? Where’d everybody go?
Tech workers in the UK are finding their voice… but will they unionize?
The UK has started to see a new type of trade unionism, characterized by flat hierarchies, quick mobilisation, and a sword-of-justice focus. Will that be enough to persuade digital natives to organize en masse?
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Meat Suit: What workplace injuries are doing to your brain
It's 5:45AM, and chances are there's someone heading to work in the cold, feeling their back seize up as their orthopedic shoes slip slightly on the overnight ice, knowing that the ominous electric jolt running down their leg will only worsen throughout the upcoming shift in the area fulfillment center.
Union organizing in your workplace? Here’s how to handle the internal conflicts
Raksha Muthukumar shares one secret from her time with Alphabet Workers and community organizing that every new tech labor organizer needs to know: sometimes, the fight is coming from inside the house.
Meat Suit: Your lymphatic system likes the way you move
As we near the end of 2020, our thoughts naturally turn to the damage we’ve done to our bodies in the previous twelve months and how we resolve to fix them in 2021. What better time, then, to bring you the very first installment of ‘Meat Suit’, Leigh Cowart’s regular Techworker column about how work affects various parts of the human body. This week… the lymphatic system!