The Embedded Organizers
It’s time tech workers draw from our rich history of collective action by embedding this first hand experience directly within burgeoning campaigns. Thoughtfully connecting experienced organizers with nascent actions builds our collective knowledge, strategy, and resources – getting us that much closer to winning rights and progress in the workplace and beyond.
The Embedded Organizer Collective is composed of seasoned organizers across tech who’ve led collective actions at their own tech companies, hold experience in a core aspect of organizing, and have firsthand experience organizing a union at a tech company. Here’s a snapshot of the organizers you can connect with:
Alex Hanna - Distributed AI Research Institute
“When my manager Timnit Gebru was fired for speaking out about the harms of AI technology, a group of tech workers organized quickly to help us publicize the case, write a solidarity petition, and gather thousands of signatures.”
Travis Brace - Kickstarter United (KSRU)
As a core contributor to the Kickstarter United union drive, Trav helped craft the shared values that the union continues to celebrate today. He also navigated pronounced retaliation from management and was one of the strongest organizers in one on one outreach.
Xiaowei R. Wang - Logic School, UAW2865
“In a one-on-one, always read the situation and find common ground, remember that everyone is a human with human needs.”
Ben Gwin - Temp Worker Justice, USW local 4040 (HCL Union's new name post-contract)
“We (Pittsburgh HCL workers) had the support of Google workers. Their solidarity was invaluable. I personally received a lot of help from a few of AWU’s first council members, we were all figuring it out around the same time.”