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Our Guide to Affordable Housing 101

Affordable housing is a term that’s used often, but do we really know what it means? Housing is one of the most basic necessities in life, but having enough of it at a reasonable price seems to be out of reach. Read on to learn more about what affordable housing… Read More

A Broken Career Ladder: How Contract Work Hurts and Helps Worker Advancement

In previous papers for the Contract Worker Disparity Project, TechEquity Collaborative has detailed the working conditions facing contract workers in the tech industry, the role of hiring agencies in the contracting phenomenon, as well as how corporate and public decision-makers can support this growing workforce. In this paper, we… Read More

Why is There Not Enough Affordable Housing?

We all need a place to call home. Rental and home prices continue to skyrocket, making the basic necessity out of reach for far too many people. So why don’t we have enough affordable housing for everyone? What’s stopping us from making sure everyone has a place to live? Simply… Read More

Chang Fuerte Speaks Out

Chang Fuerte shares their experience as a contract worker at Google. Check out their story below, and if you want more you can watch the full recording of our Tech’s Shadow Workforce event discussion here. If you’re a current or former contract worker in tech, share your story to… Read More

Non-Disclosure, Non-Exposure: How NDAs Silence Workers in Tech and Beyond – Recording

Harassment and discrimination in the workplace are all too familiar for people with marginalized identities. Yet, the workers that experience it are usually quiet about it—because they have to be. For decades, companies have used non-disclosure and non-disparagement agreements to silence workers after experiencing harassment and/or discrimination. These often come… Read More

Ending Homelessness in California?

Everyone deserves to have a stable home, in California and beyond. However, for the past several decades, low-income people have been increasingly pushed out of their homes. Many families are finding themselves priced out due to low housing supply, stagnant wages, and federal and state governments slashing funding for affordable… Read More

Tech’s Shadow Workforce: Revealing Disparities in Contract Work – Recording

For too long, the tech industry has been powered by an unseen, underpaid, and under-protected workforce. It’s time to reveal this power imbalance and close the equity gap. On Thursday, June 24th at 12pm PT/3pm ET, we explored the working conditions of contract workers across the tech industry, how… Read More

Non-Disclosure, Non-Exposure: How NDAs Silence Workers in Tech and Beyond

Harassment and discrimination in the workplace are all too familiar for people with marginalized identities. Yet, the workers that experience it are usually quiet about it—because they have to be. For decades, companies have used non-disclosure and non-disparagement agreements to silence workers after experiencing harassment and/or discrimination. These often come… Read More

The Murky Middleman – How Contracting Agencies Profit in Tech

This article is the second in our series on the Contract Worker Disparity Project. Over the next few months, we’ll be sharing our insights and learnings from first-person interviews with contract workers and our industry-wide contract worker survey. To learn more about the project, check out our announcement… Read More

AD-18 Candidate Forum – Recording

Now that Rob Bonta is taking up the helm as Attorney General, his District 18 seat in the California Assembly is up for a vote. On Thursday, June 3rd at 4:30pm, we hosted a virtual AD-18 Candidate Forum. We learned more about the candidates for the AD-18 seat and… Read More