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Owen Fisher
Owen Fisher

Apparently someone is trying to unionize Silicone Valley, don’t think it’ll work, but it sounds interesting.
techworkerscoalition.org

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gameworkersunite.org
youtu.be/8d0tbmDmbPM
lineage.microg.org/

John Fisher
John Fisher

twitter.com/GWU_UK
And the UK had it's first legally recognised Game Dev TU form a few months back.

Ian Adams
Ian Adams

WTF I LOVE SILICONE VALLEY NOW

Mason Smith
Mason Smith

So are they a worker cooperative movement or just an easily-corruptible trade union?

Jeremiah Diaz
Jeremiah Diaz

union

Bentley White
Bentley White

Unionizing Silicon Valley is a brilliant thing to do. We need to inject some rigorous leftism into their community. Their worship of tech start-ups is pure ideology because it misses the structural difficulties of implementing truly valuable services under capitalism. Imagine the possibilities if that were fixed. If those nutjobs realized that the liberation of information for the good of humanity is only feasible under socialism. It would be huge.

Thomas Evans
Thomas Evans

Fuck w*Sternoids tbh
businessinsider.com/living-in-san-francisco-on-tech-salary-disappointing-photos-2018-9

John Myers
John Myers

w*Sternoids
who?

Xavier Cox
Xavier Cox

people from westernia

Jonathan Richardson
Jonathan Richardson

I can see this be like 90%_+ people being "tech enthusiasts" rather than people in tech, so they're much likely to get programmed by tech issues they think are right like supporting net neutrality.

The answer isn't to unionize and bargain for better wages. The real answer is to be self employed and organize to create free software.

Gavin Davis
Gavin Davis

As a tech worker (uk) at a tiny company with a couple of loosely lefty colleagues, how best to integrate the struggle into my work?

Colton Williams
Colton Williams

What's your field? Because the IWGB (who are a militant and based union) have started organising Game Debs: might be worth reaching out to them to ask what to do.

Lucas Lee
Lucas Lee

Yeah and the workers are lazy too! Overpaid!

<t. porky

Julian Lee
Julian Lee

the real answer isn't to organize, it's to be petty bourgeois

Camden Johnson
Camden Johnson

your work being particularly productive makes you petty booj
Wew

Jonathan Robinson
Jonathan Robinson

The game workers union is going well though.
gameworkersunite.org

Adrian Ortiz
Adrian Ortiz

youtu.be/8d0tbmDmbPM
Tbh.

Bentley Reed
Bentley Reed

Why not a Free software focused Union that includes both fsf and co. and proprietary companies so we can bargain for free software for Unionized companies and collectively act against spyware from those companies?

Joshua Cook
Joshua Cook

Of course it's not going to work. Left-wing thoughts like internationalism are only good when it makes gardeners cheaper for Bezos, dummy. You think they'll let you take over their own secret ideological proselytizing?
Just wait, some fat plant will show up demanding utter nonsense at tweet-point and the unions will be broken up just like the last time they tried this.

Brayden Rodriguez
Brayden Rodriguez

fuck em

Elijah Carter
Elijah Carter

a person who owns their means of production is the book definition of petty-booj, you petty-booj. And contrary to what you might believe, the FLOSS movement, along with the development of the Linux kernel, etc. tie up perfectly with the capitalist software market — it's free labor for porky without the legal hassles normally associated with buying computer software. No aspect of this is inherently collectivist nor anti-capitalist.

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Ethan Martin
Ethan Martin

Free software isn’t inherently revolutionary but it’s better than working for Google, for one it makes NSA spying on you harder. It’s more like a sucdem reform.

Henry Carter
Henry Carter

bump

Luis White
Luis White

i don't know if this is the right place to ask or counts as muh ethical consumption, but how do i own i smart phone today while stripping myself as much as possible from the cancer of google/android?

Ryan Williams
Ryan Williams

Why don't we use bots to game retard ppl shit like youtube and reddit like the right does? Can someone give me a good reason?

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Jack Jenkins
Jack Jenkins

Obligatory linux worship post

Ethan Scott
Ethan Scott

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Ryder Thompson
Ryder Thompson

/leftytech/
FSF, GNU, copyleft, GPL, and Stallman (all the things /tech/ loves) are all already leftist

Dominic Perry
Dominic Perry

lineage.microg.org/

Ayden Morris
Ayden Morris

Access all the Google services
without proprietary closed software

I'm assuming the google services aren't installed from the get go?

Hunter Thompson
Hunter Thompson

programmer (non sillicon-valley) here. judging by my colleagues, I think we'll have to have our collective nose rubbed in our collective piss* quite hard before any real change happens. but it's nice to see that something seems to be beginning already.

*) like realizing that most programming jobs are complete and utter bullshit. hello, js ad writers.