This spring, 700 New York Times tech workers announced their new union, the Times Tech Guild. We talked with two tech workers involved in the campaign about why they’re organizing at the Gray Lady and why unions are crucial even for well-compensated workers.
Aaron Petcoff is a socialist activist who lives in Brooklyn.
Tech workers occupy a contradictory location in the American class structure. On the one hand, many are well paid and identify both as professionals and with management. On the other, the proletarianized aspects of their work can offer opportunities to seize for organizing as workers.
If the Left is going to rebuild power in the age of Trump, we shouldn’t look to Saul Alinsky for a roadmap.
Grace Lee Boggs dedicated her life to the belief that ordinary people could change the world.
Detroit’s bankruptcy and decay are symptoms of a fully-functioning free market, not a new “post-capitalist” order.