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

Contact us

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 press@techworkersco.org.

Recent Newsletter articles

Issue 11: Tech Work Under the Pandemic - Materials Engineer

Today we talk with Isabella R., nanomaterials engineer and a Midwesterner who lives in the Seattle area. Until recently, she worked on VR headsets at Facebook Reality Labs, but the pandemic and her contracting arrangement created a hierarchy of safety and control. And having previously worked at a legacy ‘tech’ company with excellent compensation and benefits for all employees, Isabella found Facebook’s arrangement less that satisfactory. She believes the path to a better future includes fighting for racial and climate justice, and increasing accessibility and representation in tech and higher education.

Recent Collective Actions by Tech Workers

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Telangana Gig and Platform Workers Union ran a survey of its members, who are rideshare drivers and delivery workers in the state of Telangana in India. 495 drivers and delivery workers tested positive for COVID-19 and 4 have died, according to the survey. The Union is calling on the government to tell app-based companies to provide health insurance as well as prioritize covid vaccinations for workers and their families. The app-based companies, which include prominent names such as Uber and Ola, do not currently provide any health insurance for the drivers. India reported more than 350,000 cases in a single day on the same day. [1]

In an open letter, the Telangana State Taxi and Drivers Joint Action Committee (JAC) in India demanded Uber and Ola pay for hospital expenses for drivers who test positive for covid and compensation to their families. The JAC, which comprises more than 20 unions and associations of app-based workers, also called on the companies to provide PPE, increase the rate of the fixed fare, and allow drivers to pick up their evening earnings within at least 3 km of their homes. India reported more than 350,000 cases in a single day on the same day. [1][2]

Recent mentions in the Press

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Interview on tech unions and Wikipedia via Netzpolitik [1]

Voices From the Valley Is a Snapshot of the Tech Industry, as Told By Workers Themselves via Jacobin [1]