Worker power in the tech industry
Guided by our vision for an inclusive & equitable tech industry, TWC organizes to build worker power through rank & file self-organization and education.
Looking for a Tech Worker Union?
While TWC is strongly affiliated with several unions around the world, and counts many union members and organizers in our ranks, we are not a union ourselves. If you're interested in unionizing, we can help! If you're curious what is out there, check out this (rough) list of active and ongoing labor efforts in both tech and adjacent industries.
Who we are
We are a coalition of workers in and around the tech industry, labor organizers, community organizers, and friends.
Who we support
We work in solidarity with existing movements towards social justice, workers' rights, and economic inclusion.
How we work
We’re a democratically structured, all-volunteer, and worker-led organization. At this point, membership consists of attending meetings in person and working on the various projects that people are interested in. We organize online but IRL is the crux of what we do. Check out our Community Guide for more info. Join the Slack to connect with a local in your area.
Find a local chapter
Check out a meeting at a local chapter
We’re also happy to chat, answer any questions you might have, or hear about any social justice efforts in which you need a partner. Send us an email.
If you’re a member of the press, please get in touch with us through firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recent Newsletter articles
In the final piece in our series on worker organizing at IBM, we share edited excerpts from an oral history interview with James Leas, an engineer and lawyer who began working at IBM in 1977. During his two decades at IBM, Leas used a variety of tactics to pressure IBM to cut ties with South Africa’s apartheid government, organizing shareholders as well as employees in coalition with religious groups and labor unions. Leas’ efforts were innovative and exemplary, and we hope his methods can serve as a useful historical model for modern-day organizing.
Recent Collective Actions by Tech Workers
Workers at Catalist, a political data services provider, have formed a union. 30 out of 38 employees have joined the union which is represented by the Communication Workers of America. The motivation for workers to unionize was not any specific mistreatment, rather they believe that in the broad benefits of organizing. The company voluntarily recognized the union. 
Apple employees are fighting against a new policy requiring them to return to work three days a week in an open letter addressed to Tim Cook on Slack. Approximately 80 people were involved in writing the letter. Employees have argued that the company should adopt a flexible approach for those who still want to remotely work from home. 
Recent mentions in the Press
All Press Mentions
Interview on tech unions and Wikipedia via Netzpolitik 
Voices From the Valley Is a Snapshot of the Tech Industry, as Told By Workers Themselves via Jacobin