The practice of abusing independent contractor status to avoid being responsible for labour abuses is entrenched in the tech industry and it needs to stop. The people primed to push for change are those within the very companies that do this.
Silicon Valley is a rough place for women, people of colour, disabled people, and members of other marginalised groups. If you work in the tech industry, you can face constant and significant harassment and barriers in the workplace, from being looked over for promotion to getting racialised hate mail from coworkers. One very consistent thread […]
At around the time that Apple Computer was becoming a business, my father was living in the Castro, a community with a motley assortment of individuals; it was relatively inexpensive, which drew many families, including a large Latino presence. In addition to an assortment of financially-strapped families, the Castro was also of course famously home […]