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These Low-Wage Workers Are Rising Up to Take On Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley has one of the highest concentrations of wealth in the world, and tech companies are reaping massive profits. Most of this tsunami of wealth gets passed onto the tech world’s CEOs, top programmers, and shareholders. But guess who doesn’t get a cut of that enormous pie? Workers like janitors, groundskeepers, landscapers, and security guards – they’re left struggling to even feed and house their families, all in one of the richest parts of the country. But a coalition of unions, community-based organizations, workers, and faith leaders are teaming up to change the game, having formed a coalition called Silicon Valley Rising.

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