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.
Today we hear from Laura, an Italian worker at a factory producing coffee machines, and part of a union that won a 100-day battle against relocation. Recently, Laura and fellow workers made headlines with a invitation: “To the workers of Facebook and Twitter being laid off, come to Gaggio Montano, we can teach you how to form a union like ours.” This story is printed in English and Italian.
Today we hear from Twitter’s former cleaners, a group of unionized workers who are wondering who replaced them. Dozens of workers rallied last month at Twitter offices in San Francisco and New York to demand their jobs back, and they called on allies for support. If you can provide any information about the new (scab) cleaning company that Twitter contracted to replace these workers, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About 100 Amazon warehouse workers at Shakopee, Minnesota staged a walkout. They protested the low wages and lack of time off for Eid. Their demands include to bring back a $3/hour pay raise and unlimited volunteer time off for religious events. Members of The Awood Center joined them in solidarity.
Separate from the unionizing employees in New York, retail workers at an Atlanta Apple Store have filed with the NLRB for a union election, with wages being the main reason for unionization. The organizers say that they don’t make a living wage. Over 70% of the 100 eligible workers have signed union authorization cards, and they would be represented by the CWA.