Source: Boing Boing
Tech workers are in demand: companies find it easier to raise cash than to hire engineers; this gives workers enormous bargaining power, and they’re using it.
From the Google uprisings over a Pentagon babykiller project and a Chinese surveillance project to the Microsoft uprising over ICE contracts, tech workers are emerging as part of the solution — while their secretive, shareholder-haunted bosses are more and more the problem.
It’s part of a wider movement to formulate an ethical basis for technical work (here’s a list of more than 200 university tech ethics syllabi) and a sense among established and new engineers that their work has an all-important ethical dimension.
Such policies have rippled beyond tech companies. In June, more than 100 students at Stanford, M.I.T. and other top colleges signed a pledge saying they would turn down job interviews with Google unless the company dropped its Project Maven contract. . .
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Google and Apple and who knows the others moving to China. They are readily adapting to the new environment. Just part of the Progressive/Marxist lifestyle.
From what I understand, these tech companies have to pay higher wages now in China (the one-child policy severely restricted the current generation of young skilled workers). But it’s worth it for these companies to remain in a country that allow unrestricted dumping of toxic chemicals used in in the production process.
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