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AMERICAN tech workers are together in action, as well as never-before-in-a-wide push for better terms and conditions, job security, higher wages, and more, in The New york times reported on Sunday.
In spite of a six-digit salary, unlimited vacation time, and a lot of tech workers are questioning the impact of their work, and to join forces with a more blue-collar, service-and contract-worker, colleagues, continue to strive for better working conditions and wages.
Tech workers are marching in support of Facebook’s cafeteria as the workers in San Francisco last month. (AP Photo/Samantha Maldonado)
“This is unprecedented, both as to the extent of the power of these companies, and the willingness on the part of the white-collar workers, to shake itself of the privilege that they have in order to really see the effects of the work that they do,” said Veena Dubal, a professor at the University of California, Hastings college of the Law, who has interviewed dozens of tech workers who are involved in the organisation.
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They feel they are encouraged, through national as well as global “existential crisis” and the notion that the tech companies have more power than any multinational corporation, it has been a long, long time,” Dubal said.
of the broader activism, Amazon, and Microsoft employees have also demanded the companies to stop providing services to software company Palantir, which provides technology to the federal agencies, including the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the U.S. Army, in the Amazon, the employees called on the company to make the transition to renewable energy, and confronted the CEO, Jeff Bezos, in a general meeting of the shareholders, and, after last year’s walkouts on the subject of Google’s handling of sexual misconduct cases, employees signed a letter protesting the Project, Dragonfly, a search engine, which would be in line with the Chinese censorship authorities.
The phenomenon is particularly strong in the San Francisco Bay Area, which is home to Salesforce, Google, and Palantir, among others.
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It is the bastion of political activism and progressive culture that is heavily impacted by the tech boom, housing affordability is in crisis.
“There’s a lot of power (that is, people may be asked to build one for the owners of these companies, and the management of these companies,” said Ian Busher, 28, a former contract analyst for Google, and an organizer with the Bay Area chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America. “If you want to make the world a better place to live, you must have the opinion, and democracy, with the people you are working with to build these instruments.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.