Today is May 1st, also known as International Workers’ Day, or Labor Day in much of the world. While many of us in the US think of Labor Day as a holiday in September, historically and around the globe the first of May is when workers come together to recognize our shared needs and rights.
To mark this occasion, we have an article from Lauren Voswinkel. Last year, Lauren started a movement to bring pay discussions in the tech industry out into the open. Transparency about compensation and how employers treat us is an important way we can advocate for greater equality, in tech and beyond. This year, she brings a story about labor history, and why it’s so important for us to talk about how things are.
We hope you’ll join us in taking a day to consider the relationship between workers and employers, and what all workers have in common.
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