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July 2018

Workers' Rights, Workers' Lives, Organizing in Silicon Valley

When: Sunday, July 08 2018 @ 09:30 AM - - 04:00PM
1010 Ruff Drive
San Jose, CA 95110
Description: The conference will hear from workers who are fighting for union and worker rights in Silicon valley from service workers to tech workers.

While billionaires are being made every year in Silicon valley the workers who make their money are facing extreme economic hardship, struggling to survive. The unionization of thousands of contract workers at companies such as Google, Apple, and Facebook has raised their living conditions but the massive housing crisis and inability for workers to live in Silicon Valley forces workers into their cars, spending hours commuting on the road.

We will hear as well about how tech workers are working with service workers to defend union and immigrant rights, and joining in solidarity.

Initial Speakers:
Rebeca Armendariz, SEIU-USWW Senior Community Political Organizer
Mehmet Bayron, Software exploitation and automation of tech workers
Edward Escobar, The Alliance for Independent Workers
Bob Emmett, SEIU-USWW security guard
Maria Gonzalez, Tech worker who was sexually assaulted at work
Karthik Ramanathan, Immigrant tech worker
Ruth Silver Taube, Labor and Human Rights Lawyer, Silicon Valley Service Workers Tech Workers Coalition

Free and open to the public

For more information, call 408-621-5678, 415-533-5942

Sponsored by Santa Clara County Wage Theft Coalition,,, and LaborFest

(See event web page)

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