IAmA tech organiser and labour activist, and one of the founders of the solidarity union AppleTogether. AMA about unions, labour organising in the tech industry, or organising!
My name is Janneke Parrish. I'm one of the founders of the solidarity union, AppleTogether We are the union representing Apple workers, and one of many unions in the tech industry.
In 2021, Apple fired me for my work with #AppleToo, a movement that brought the discrimination, harassment, and retaliation that many Apple workers were experiencing to light. Since then, I've continued to be outspoken about workers' rights, and how unions can ensure those rights for tech workers.
I now have a new book - The Tech Worker's Guide to Unions - that goes into not only my experiences at Apple, but the experiences of dozens of other tech workers and organisers throughout the industry. It's a guide not only on forming a union in the tech industry, but of being aware of your rights more generally, and of knowing how to stand up when your rights are violated.
Ask me anything about organising in tech, what makes the tech industry unique, and why unions in the tech industry matter!
EDIT: Thanks for all the questions everyone! I'll be closing this AMA, but if you have any more questions or want to reach out, feel free to contact me at www.jannekeparrish.com