Julianne Tveten writes about technology, labor, and culture, among other topics. Her work has appeared in The Nation, Capital & Main, KPFK Pacifica Radio, and elsewhere.
Your Favorite Podcast May Soon Be Union as Gimlet Media Becomes First in the Industry to Organize
Last week, the 83-member production staff of audio media company Gimlet Media announced its unionization with the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE). The move marks the first instance of unionization at a... MORE
Working · March 18, 2019
L.A. Teachers on What Was Won—And Which Battles Are Next
Following a six-day teachers’ strike over inadequate public-school funding, United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) and the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) reached a tentative agreement Tuesday. While tallies haven’t... MORE
Working · January 23, 2019
Here’s Why LA Teachers Are Walking Out in a Historic Strike
After nearly two years of bargaining, public-school teachers in Los Angeles have initiated a strike in protest of their district’s policies. Starting today, teachers are picketing outside of their workplaces, underscoring... MORE
Working · January 14, 2019
One Way to Defend Transgender People From Trump’s Attacks? Labor Unions.
A New York Times report this week revealed that the Trump administration’s assault on transgender, non-binary and intersex people has escalated. According to a memo circulating since last... MORE
Working · October 24, 2018
Kavanaugh Is Terrible on Workers’ Rights—And That’s Anti-Woman, Too
On October 6, the Senate voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh, the Republican federal appellate judge accused by multiple women of sexual assault, to the Supreme Court. MORE
Working · October 8, 2018
The Tech Industry’s Push to Hire Autistic Workers Could Be a Recipe for Hyper-Exploitation
For autistic people, employment prospects are grim. Using data collected in 2014 and 2015, a Drexel University study found that only 14 percent of autistic adults in the United States hold paying jobs. In 2016, the university... MORE
Working · July 11, 2018
The Zuckerberg Hearings Were a Show Trial, And Facebook’s Monopoly Remains Unthreatened
Despite public outrage, Congress is not taking meaningful steps to break the power of Facebook. MORE
Features · April 18, 2018
First Silicon Valley Sold You Social Media. Now It’s Trying to Sell You the Antidote.
It turns out that selling solutions to problems created by the tech industry presents a tremendous business opportunity. MORE
Features · March 6, 2018
Lipstick on a Gig: Why We Should Be Very Skeptical of Uber’s New “Portable Benefits” Scheme
In 2016, the New York Taxi Workers Alliance (NYTWA) filed a class-action lawsuit against Uber, claiming the rideshare giant denied them benefits, even though they were full-time workers. The company accomplished... MORE
Working · February 1, 2018
Tech Workers of the World, Unite!
In just a handful of years, the tide of blue-collar organizing has risen in Silicon Valley. Security officers and shuttle drivers across tech firms, workers at Tesla’s Fremont manufacturing plant and... MORE
Working · January 17, 2018