With the unveiling of the Alphabet Workers Union, organized within Google’s parent company, this marks a monumental period in history. With only 400 or so members at the time of writing, its small beginnings, but the potential of unions, particularly tech and other unions within dominant massive global corporate structural platforms, is a tremendously exciting development.

Historically, unions were established to ensure better — painfully and laboriously hard won — wages and other rights for workers. Union busting, Red Scare fueled anti-union propaganda, and policy measures within the neoliberal era disempowered collective bargaining, with unionization in the U.S. hovering at…

Nathan Cravens

First comes the telepresence, then comes the telerobotics, then comes the autobotics, then you win.

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