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Silicon Valley Rising

Silicon Valley Rising is a new California coalition of labor and community groups that aims to “raise wages, create affordable housing and build a tech economy that works for everyone.” Read More »

Facebook drivers vote union, get wage raise, benefits

Last week, Silicon Valley Facebook drivers approved a contract with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, raising wages and adding vacation, sick leave and family healthcare. Read More »

California Comcast-Time Warner merger review seeks strong consumer protections

Last week, in his review of the proposed Comcast/Time Warner merger, California Public Utilities Commission Judge Karl Bemesderfer recommended strong conditions to protect consumers. Read More »

NLRB Decision on Email Protects Workers’ Right to Organize in 21st Century Workplace

The National Labor Relations Board ruled that workers have the right to use their work email accounts during non-work hours to discuss workplace issues. Read More »

Comcast sued for turning home routers into public Wi-Fi

A California duo are at the center of a federal class-action suit against Comcast for using their home router as a public hotspot, thereby “exploiting them for profit. ” Read More »

For Bay Area non-rich, high tech raises home costs, lowers wages

In high-tech San Francisco low-income people are being forced out as housing costs rise at 20 percent a year and the average 2013 monthly rent was $3,396. Read More »

Successful Arkansas and California broadband adoption projects

A new report on the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) highlights successes in Arkansas and California. Read More »

Tech’s richest companies underpaying black, Hispanic workers

A new report from Working Partnerships USA shows that Silicon Valley's wealthy tech industry depends on low-paid Black and Hispanic workers for its essential menial work. Read More »

AT&T GigaPower expanding into Silicon Valley

AT&T will be building out 1 Gbps GigaPower U-verse access in Cupertino, California – the hometown of Apple and next door to Google. Read More »

Apple’s diversity figures definitely not cutting-edge

Apple's new diversity report reveals that the company's tech employees are: 70 percent male and 77 percent white and Asian. Among leadership, it’s three percent black, six percent Hispanic and 85 percent white and Asian. Read More »

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