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Enact Responsible Contracting at Your Workplace

Contract work is on the rise. Since 2019, the ratio of contract workers to employees has increased by 60 percent. Contract workers play integral roles in tech companies and across industries, from culinary and janitorial work to data science and machine learning. However, these workers can often experience disparities… Read More

TechEquity Wrapped: Our Advocacy in 2023

Did Spotify put you in Burlington? Berkeley? Pittsburgh? Wherever your music taste is, we’re grateful you located some of your advocacy efforts at TechEquity.  The past year has been rough for many of us with mass layoffs, and fears of emerging technologies like artificial intelligence. Yet, we have remained… Read More

TechEquity’s Books for 2023

How did we get here, and where are we going? The books we read in 2023 are all about this question—because if we’re going to address economic equity issues that result from the tech industry’s products and practices, we need to know the context and have a vision for the… Read More

America, it’s time for a recode: Recapping “Recoding America”

During the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, people across the US were promised checks that never came or came late at a cost to their well-being. Some money was even stolen or wasted. This well-meaning attempt to support people—as unemployment skyrocketed, parents struggled to find… Read More

Strategy

Our 2024-2026 Strategy TechEquity was founded in 2017 to answer a simple but ambitious question: what would it take for the growth of the tech industry to benefit everyone? Tackling that question still drives our work today and is reflected in our 2024-2026 Strategic Plan. We arrived at… Read More

President Biden’s Executive Order on AI: A Step Forward

On October 30th, 2023, President Biden issued the Executive Order for Safe, Secure and Trustworthy AI. This order establishes new standards for AI—including guidance for safety and security, protections for Americans’ privacy, as well as guidelines to protect renters from discrimination and workers from surveillance, bias, and job displacement. Read More

To Sen. Schumer: Protect workers as Congress considers the promise & perils of AI

As tech leaders like Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg join lawmakers in late October for the second bipartisan AI Insight Forum, it’s more important than ever to consider the contributions of the ghost workforce fueling AI. These workers, including content moderators, generally receive low pay, experience harmful working conditions,… Read More

We Will Continue to Advocate for Equitable Economic Prosperity

At TechEquity, we envision a world where the growth of the tech industry creates economic prosperity for everyone. We believe that every worker matters and should be treated with dignity. In order to bring these ideals to life, this year we supported bold public policy to provide guardrails and… Read More

To Congress: It’s critical to center impacts of AI tech in ongoing conversations on AI regulation

The release of generative AI, like ChatGPT and Bard, into the public sphere fueled an already massive AI buzz over the last year. It also spurred wide discussion, concern, and attention to how artificial intelligence can also have the potential for harm—and there’s not much regulation in place to… Read More