Invitation to Contribute: Worker Perspectives

Through experimentation and open-ended dialogue, we want to create a space for us to reflect the tech worker movement’s past and invent its future. Can you help us make that happen?

For over a year, Collective Action in Tech has been documenting the tech workers movement, and—based on our archive—we’ve seen the number of actions triple year-over-year from 2017 through to 2019. In 2020, we have have logged over 107 actions to-date.

Have you taken part in any of these 107 actions or earlier actions? Are you interested in the trend of organizing in tech? We invite you to contribute to our site to help shape what the next chapter for Collective Action in Tech looks like.

We are actively seeking worker perspectives to share on our website. This can take a few different formats:

  • Narrative accounts: Share your account as a tech worker or organizer. Describe what motivated you to get involved in organizing, the obstacles you encountered along the way, and what you have learned from the experience.
  • Interviews: Share your account in an interview format. A member of our team will conduct the interview.
  • Photo or video essays: Do you have media from an organized action? Photo or video content can be an especially powerful medium for documenting collective action.
  • Resources: What has helped you as an organizer? Are there things you wish you’d known before you started organizing? A crucial part of building a community is sharing resources and knowledge.

We welcome anonymous contributions. We take extensive steps to validate our sources but recognize the very real risks that workers face when they speak out on these issues.

We welcome open-ended conversations. Have an idea for a contribution that doesn’t quite fit the above format? Have questions about this project in general? Reach out and we’d love to talk.

Through experimentation and open-ended dialogue, we want to create a space for us to reflect the tech worker movement’s past and invent its future. Can you help us make that happen?

Contact us at: collectiveactionintech[at]protonmail.com.

For contributions, please write [Contribution] in the subject line and include a short pitch (50-200 words) describing how you’d like to contribute.

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