Beyond Pride: The fight against tech’s brogrammer culture – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 18 minutes Phil Schraeder Contributor Phil Schraeder is CEO of GumGum, the global technology and media company specializing in contextual intelligence. I was 4 years old when I started playing what I’ve come to think of as “the game.” It was dressing-up time at school, and, as I ran over to a costume box, my teacher grabbed … Read more

Biden’s sweeping executive order takes on big tech’s ‘bad mergers,’ ISPs and more – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 10 minutes The Biden administration just introduced a sweeping, ambitious plan to forcibly inject competition into some consolidated sectors of the American economy — the tech sector prominent among them — through executive action. “Today President Biden is taking decisive action to reduce the trend of corporate consolidation, increase competition, and deliver concrete benefits to America’s consumers, … Read more

Tech’s new labor movement is harnessing lessons learned a century ago

Reading Time: 8 minutes The rise of the tech worker Even in the early 1990s, when Lerner went to war with Apple as an organizer of the Justice for Janitors campaign and won union rights for subcontracted cleaning workers across the tech sector, the question of “Who is a tech worker?” loomed large. Through those successful campaigns, Lerner helped … Read more