8:51am

Tue July 8, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Your Call: Could there be a next wave of tech worker organizing?

 

On today’s Your Call we’ll talk about the recent lawsuits that show Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe illegally conspired to suppress employees’ wages. How are high-skilled workers in tech responding?  Could there be a resurgence of organizing among tech workers in response?  And why has high-tech proved so resistant to worker organizing?  Join the conversation on the next Your Call with me, Matt Martin, and you.

Guests:

Mark Ames, senior editor of PandoDaily

Danielle van Jaarsveld, associate professor at the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia

Rennie Sawade, communication chair at WashTech

Web Resources:

Class action lawsuit: High-Tech Employee Antitrust Litigation Settlement Administration Website

PandoDaily: Revealed: Apple and Google’s wage-fixing cartel involved dozens more companies, over one million employees

New York Times: Wage Theft Across the Board

Reuters: Judge says concerned about Apple, Google hiring settlement

The Atlantic: Why IT Workers Should Unionize

Washington Alliance of Technology Workers

Information Technology Burnout Project Freelancers Union Tech Can Do Better

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