Technology and Social Justice Series: What Can the Tech Community Do—Practitioners and Their Employers

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Practitioners and their employees

Tech workers, including developers at some of the largest tech companies, have started to push back against the use of their application code for purposes that violate the norms of social justice, with some of their leaders having been fired for their outspoken opposition. Developers at some companies, including Google, have united to form unions to press not for wages but rather for control over how their product is used.

Josh Eidelson, a labor reporter at Bloomberg News and Bloomberg Businessweek, and Veena Dubal, law professor at University of California Hastings Law, will discuss current organizing efforts and their historic, legal, and policy contexts.

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