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Pay Transparency is Law in CA!

Governor Newsom recently signed SB 1162 into law, expanding pay transparency to millions of workers in California, including contract workers. This means that most California employers are now required to post a salary range on all job postings and report pay data for both full-time employees and contract… Read More

Community Spotlight – Corey Ponder

Tech workers from across the Bay Area have joined TechEquity’s network and given their time, skills, and financial support to make their communities more equitable. We’re proud of our growing community full of intelligent, passionate, engaged citizens, and we want to show them off. Meet Corey Ponder Corey Ponder is… Read More

Strengthening Labor and Housing Rights in 2022

Announcing TechEquity’s 2022 Policy Agenda! This year we’re releasing our policy agenda: a framework that guides the public policy and corporate practice work that we’re doing in 2022. Read the full policy agenda below, and check out our Public Policy page to learn more about how you can help us… Read More

How to Be an Activist: A Practical Organizing Training

What does being an activist really mean? To us, it means becoming a part of a campaign for tangible political change. It can mean calling your legislators to pass a key bill, knocking on doors to get a citizen-led proposition on the ballot, building a civic tech tool to help… Read More

Community Spotlight – Thalea Torres

Tech workers from across the Bay Area have joined TechEquity’s network and given their time, skills, and financial support to make their communities more equitable. We’re proud of our growing community full of intelligent, passionate, engaged citizens, and we want to show them off. Meet Thalea  Thalea Torres was… Read More

Chris Benner

Dr. Chris Benner is the Dorothy E. Everett Chair in Global Information and Social Entrepreneurship, and a Professor of Environmental Studies and Sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He currently directs the Everett Program for Technology and Social Change and the Institute for Social Transformation. His research examines… Read More

Tech, Bias, and Housing Initiative: Tenant Screening

Over 44 million people rent their home in the United States—and increasingly, millions of tenants and hundreds of thousands of landlords now rely on algorithms to manage rental housing. As the share of renter households grows, the market for these tools is… Read More

Contract Work: The Gap in Tech’s Shadow Workforce – Recording

Through the Contract Worker Disparity Project, we’ve found that contract workers are more likely to be paid less and have less access to benefits and protections, despite performing similar work to direct employees. They also tend to be Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, women, and nonbinary people. The result of these… Read More