Tech Layoffs Are About Punishing Workers and Driving Down Wages
Members of the Alphabet Workers’ Union held a rally outside Google’s offices in Manhattan to protest Google’s laying off 12,000 workers. This action comes as tech workers face massive layoffs and tech executives take advantage of a tumultuous economic climate to diminish workers’ power.
Rose LemlichFebruary 10, 2023
Technology and the State in a Post-Roe America
Since the fall of Roe v. Wade in late June of this year, fears have begun to spread about what a post-Roe world will look like for people who can get pregnant in the United States. The trial of a mother and her 17-year old daughter based on Facebook messages discussing the daughter's abortion shows that some of these fears are starting to be realized.
BellaAugust 29, 2022
Algorithms of Exploitation: Class Struggle in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
Artificial intelligence, the pride of the modern tech industry, is built on the misery of the people that make it possible in the first place.
Ryan StantonNovember 11, 2021
Workers at Amazon and Google Condemn “Project Nimbus” Contract with Israeli Military
This public action by tech workers follows an increasing number of coordinated actions in the sector to pressure Big Tech companies to cancel government contracts for surveillance technology.
Left VoiceOctober 13, 2021
As Facebook Comes Under Greater Pressure, It Is Becoming More Dangerous
Leaked internal documents show that Facebook has repeatedly prioritized profits over safety. The company will only double down on these methods as its products decline in popularity.
Juan Andrés GallardoOctober 8, 2021
New York Times Tech Guild Walks Out, Into an Historic Fight
The workers of the New York Times Tech Guild are fighting their bosses’ attempts to divide their bargaining unit. The future of organizing in the tech industry is dependent on what happens here in the next few months.
Rose LemlichAugust 30, 2021
Tech Workers in the U.S. Speak Out at Their Workplaces in Solidarity with Palestine
For the first time, workers at three big tech companies based in the U.S. released open letters to management in solidarity with Palestinian struggle. Workers are also speaking out against the relationship between the tech industry and the Israeli government.
Rose LemlichMay 28, 2021
Book Review: The Tragedy of American Science, by Clifford D. Conner
Can science solve the world’s problems? Not as long as researchers are dependent on capitalist investment and access to new technology is limited to those who can pay for it. In his new book, Clifford D. Conner explains why.
Olivia WoodApril 25, 2021
Financial Fictions: SPACs, NFTs, and Cryptocurrencies
In recent years, there has been a spate of new fictions in the casino world of financial speculation. Marxist economist Michael Roberts discusses these technological developments and how when the financial markets go belly up, the digital damage will be exposed.
Michael RobertsApril 14, 2021
Building a Union at Alphabet: Interview with a Google Software Engineer
Workers at Google’s parent company, Alphabet, publicly launched a “minority union” last month. Left Voice interviewed a software engineer at Google to learn more about the union, its implications, and advice for tech workers.
Left VoiceFebruary 9, 2021