All workers need unions – including those in Silicon Valley | Chi Onwurah | Opinion | The Guardian

Bus passing Google campus

With wages stagnating, good jobs only for the privileged few and housing, and transport and schooling costs rising, more and more ordinary people are seeing the need for action. Working people have been organising for decades in Silicon Valley, but the past few years have seen a surge of activity. While in California I met Silicon Valley Rising, a movement that has brought together trade unions and community groups to fight for a Silicon Valley where all workers are valued. And last year the Teamsters union managed to win higher wages for the bus drivers who shuttle white-collar tech workers to their jobs.

via All workers need unions – including those in Silicon Valley | Chi Onwurah | Opinion | The Guardian

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