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"Ask some­one try­ing to cob­ble togeth­er a liv­ing as an Uber dri­ver or Instacart work­er how well the pow­er of a tech indus­try com­plete­ly unchecked by labor pow­er is serv­ing them. Either we orga­nize tech, or it will orga­nize the rest of us to serve it."

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· Pinafore · 1 · 12 · 13

"When this pan¬≠dem¬≠ic is over, the tech industry‚Äôs share of our econ¬≠o¬≠my‚ÄČ‚ÄĒ‚ÄČand all of the pow¬≠er that comes with that‚ÄČ‚ÄĒ‚ÄČwill be greater than ever."

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"If we ever hope to reverse our 40-year climb in inequal­i­ty and re-cre­ate the mid­dle class and wrench our soci­ety back toward fair­ness, work­ing peo­ple need to be able to exer­cise pow­er in the con­text of the entire econ­o­my, not just in iso­lat­ed places."

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"Unions need to be every­where cap­i­tal is, or cap­i­tal will win and labor will lose. Our exist­ing world proves that basic point. Right now, there is no more gap­ing hole for orga­nized labor than the tech indus­try."

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"[...] the Kick¬≠starter union says. ‚Äč‚ÄúIt‚Äôs time for Amer¬≠i¬≠can tech to move past its ‚Äč‚Äėmove fast, break things‚Äô phase into an era of solv¬≠ing real prob¬≠lems for real peo¬≠ple. We believe it falls to us, the work¬≠ers, to imple¬≠ment this ethos.‚ÄĚ"

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"Google famous¬≠ly pro¬≠claimed ‚Äč‚ÄúDon‚Äôt Be Evil.‚ÄĚ When such com¬≠pa¬≠nies are worth a tril¬≠lion dol¬≠lars, con¬≠trol the media and exer¬≠cise vast polit¬≠i¬≠cal pow¬≠er, hold¬≠ing them to their word can be a pow¬≠er¬≠ful moti¬≠va¬≠tion for employ¬≠ees to orga¬≠nize, even if those employ¬≠ees are get¬≠ting good salaries."

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"Besides, we have no choice. Ask some­one try­ing to cob­ble togeth­er a liv­ing as an Uber dri­ver or Instacart work­er how well the pow­er of a tech indus­try com­plete­ly unchecked by labor pow­er is serv­ing them. Either we orga­nize tech, or it will orga­nize the rest of us to serve it."

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