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At Coworker, we believe people should have agency and power in their work lives. Most of us will spend a third of our adult lives at work—more time than we will spend with our families, in school, or participating in our community’s civic life. And yet many of us are silenced and unseen at our jobs. We deserve to have a voice in shaping our working conditions and the ways in which work happens. We are powerful, and together, we can transform our jobs and workplaces.
Coworker is the leading global peer-based platform designed specifically to support workers of all kinds to spark true change in the workplace. Our team of advocacy experts and organizers back workers and groups alike by offering proven education and training, strategic support, research, data analysis, and a range of advocacy tools.
Are you a tech worker seeking a platform for change?
Coworker provides training and support to organizing efforts in the tech industry. We’re here for employees ready to take action. Together we can build an industry that values equity and is committed to using tech for good.
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Not sure how to get started? Explore some of our resources and jumping-off points below.
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Every day, people are launching and joining campaigns around issues large and small — from improving an office breakroom to providing paid sick leave to employees.VIEW ALL CAMPAIGNS
Check out our featured projects.
Coworker invests in power-building ideas and projects by and for workers. Our team helps workers launch their own organizations, create tools for solving workplace problems, learn more about a systemic problem in a particular industry, and more.
The Solidarity Fund by Coworker
The first-ever crowdfunded mutual aid 501(c)(4) non-profit designed specifically to help employees and independent contractors who face retaliation for workplace organizing.
The Solidarity Fund by Coworker
Coworker’s team provides pro bono coaching, training, and ad hoc support to workers in the tech industry who are collaborating for improvements in their workplaces and sectors.READ MORE
Facing a global pandemic, Coworker is supporting workers fighting to protect themselves and their communities.
Facing a global pandemic, Coworker is supporting workers fighting to protect themselves and their communities.READ MORE
Bossware and Employment Tech
Could your boss be an app? Since 2018 we’ve seen a rise in the use of tech to manage the world’s labor force.
Bossware and Employment Tech
Coworker.org’s Bossware and Employment Tech database compiles more than 550 labor-focused technology products that are changing our relationship to work.READ MORE
But don’t just take our word for it.
“My coworkers and I created a campaign on Coworker.org to raise wages at our Southern restaurant chain — and it worked! Customers began asking about our petition, and a local newspaper ran a story about it. The restaurant responded by raising pay. Coworker.org helps employees join together and win change.”
Alia T., Bartender
“Whether they’re seeking better pay or working conditions, employees—especially low-wage workers—have typically had to traverse a tough road of organizing to get their message across and then getting others to listen. Now, dozens of employee networks have found a new place to gather, organize, and create change: Coworker.org.”
Fast Company, July 6, 2015
"They didn't drive the strategy; they helped us with our existing strategy. Workers were in charge, and Coworker was facilitating."
Liz Fong-Jones, former Google employee
The White House Summit on Worker Voice
"Workers are organizing online at sites like Coworker.org to fight for new protections...We've got to find new ways that they can express solidarity. And that's where technology can help."
- President Barack Obama
Oct. 7, 2015
"Few people understand the complex legal language included in employment contracts. Through Coworker.org, I had an appropriate platform to notify the public of little known arbitration clauses being included in employment contracts which limit workers' rights. My Coworker.org campaign allowed me to contact current and former employees, and to create positive change for workers."
Tara Z., Former WeWork employee
"The #MeToo Movement gave me the courage to share what happened to me. I decided to launch a campaign on Coworker.org to address my own experiences with sexual harassment in the workplace. Through my Coworker.org petition, I was able to form a leadership team with women across the country who've experienced similar treatment. We collaborated on a petition delivery, met with elected officials, told our story in the media, and even created special t-shirts to promote our campaign. The fight isn't over, but now I've got a strong group of women to back me up."
Rylinda R., former Comcast Employee
"If our existing unions are too shackled to the past to reinvent themselves...then other pro-worker, tech-savvy, fleet-of-foot social innovators are likely to step forward. ...For campaigns at specific workplaces [there are] platforms such as Coworker.org."
Wired UK, Jan. 12, 2017
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