Cyberunions Episode 91: Announcing the Punch a Nazi Challenge, Take that Ice Bucket!

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Update section

  • Peoples Inauguration Friday night in Boston.
  • Womens march Saturday in Boston over 175,000 people.

Labor section ideas

  • Framing the conditions.
  • Davos — themes, new tech and rise of robots, globalization and retreat of globalization. 
  • Typically not supportive of right wing. They are realizing that the anti union perspective is bad for them. 
  • Refinery Town book review, about forming Progressive Alliance to win locally and building an alternative to the two parties. 

Tech section

  • Tech Solidaity meetings. 
  • Boston experience.
  • Local organizing to hold police accountable Seecops legislation. Lots of focus on local actions. 
  • National Domestic Workers Alliance: Spoke about the challenges the immigrant communities have faced and their need to begin to use better technology and communication but also shared knowing the fear many newly active people are seeing. Need to work on making sanctuary companies, in contracts and pushing company leaders. Need tech support with worker centers and working on expanding the security and privacy knowledge. 
  • Labor Lawyer Spoke about the difficulty in organizing tech workers. Spoke about the ways in the US that companies use captive audience meetings to control thoughts on forming a union. But that now is the time to organize to protect our work but more importantly to protect the data that many of the tech workers present work on. The need to eliminate that data from being a tool or threat against us all. 

 Feedback

  • Turkey is starting to ban strikes. 
  • Davos industry 4.0 tthe big things is if contract worker are recognized as employees. 
  • Fighting for fundamental rights.
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