Building Laterally: Labor across the Tech Ecosystem
What can efforts to increase the sustainability of open source learn from labor organizing across the tech ecosystem?
Labor across the Tech Ecosystem
The last few years have seen an uptick in organizing among tech workers writ large. What can efforts to increase the sustainability of digital public infrastructure learn from these movements? How do ideas of work and labor in open source intersect with those in other parts of the tech landscape? As workers, how do open source contributors to digital public infrastructure relate to employees of big tech, gig workers, or startups? What paths of solidarity are available? Which feel untread and unfamiliar?
Join a panel discussion with labor organizers and movement makers from across the tech ecosystem. Workers and organizers at start-ups, in the gig economy, and in big tech reflect on the resources and networks they draw on as they plan collective actions built on worker solidarity. Together their reflections offer new directions to push on and expand what “sustainability” means across the tech ecosystem.