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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, Director of the Everett Program for Technology and Social Change, Director of the Santa Cruz Institute for Social Transformation, and a Professor of Environmental Studies and Sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His… 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

Public Policy

Tech Workers Demand a Just Economy for All Tech workers are taking a stand against racial and economic inequity. This year, our community is tackling equity issues head-on by closing the racial and gender wage gap through pay transparency in California. Add your name below to help us make… Read More

Thank you – Signed 2022 Policy Agenda

Thank you for signing onto our 2022 policy agenda! Workers like you help us take equitable policy from ideas to reality. One of our organizers will be in touch with advocacy opportunities soon. Read More

How Does a Bill Become Law in California?

Have you ever thought to yourself “um, could the legislative process BE any more confusing?” Well you’re not alone—so much of the legislative process and the bills that the state legislature is trying to pass can feel completely inaccessible. However, understanding what’s happening statewide couldn’t be more important for passing… Read More