Lyft partnership is “social justice greenwashing” of their exploitive business practices
Given the fact that current or former board members are from Lyft and this recent investigative report, https://themarkup.org/news/2021/06/17/uber-and-lyft-donated-to-community-groups-who-then-pushed-the-companies-agenda , I strongly believe that there is not only a conflict of interest but a conflict of values. I have seen zero support from Lyft employees in the channel towards driver organizing efforts for basic rights like a living wage, paid time off and adequate representation in the work place. Instead they get us to do PR events for them. “It’s a proactive attempt to cloak themselves in racial justice … and creates a political environment where they cannot be accused of racism because they have created allies in minority communities,” said Dubal, the Hastings law professor. Let’s not let that happen and instead show solidarity with drivers organizing for their rights.
Salary transparency Request on Jobs Channel
Can we mandate companies include salary bands for their job listing when they’re listing on TQ slack? Surely they know what they're willing to pay. The lack of transparency only serves them and their vanity metrics. Why aren’t we setting the rules and making the changes we want to see in the world on our own platform? Sometimes they need a little help to stop tokenizing us. Thanks!
Why is techqueria exploring a Lyft partnership?
I do not see why an org like techqueria is actually pursuing a partnership with such a company that has proven to be damaging to our communities. Is the org okay with companies with such practices? What kind of message is techqueria sending to its community if they are giving a platform to a company like lyft?Very disappointed that an org like this is even considering the partnership. What does Techqueria the organization stands for? its community and the members of it or just corporate money?
Listening sessions need more interaction
I was disappointed with the format of the Lyft event today. Lyft presented their facts, then took questions with no opportunity for any audience member to follow up. They presented Prop 22 and their efforts to strip organized labor of its rights really dishonestly but there was no means of holding them accountable for it. I'd appreciate future events having a means to push back live when the presenters are being dishonest about the actions they're taking that affect the Latinx community.
Some of the links on the new site aren't descriptive
Going through the new site, some of the tags (not entirely sure what to call them, but essentially the 'scroll to') aren't descriptive of their respective area. Examples: https://techqueria.org/about/code-of-conduct/#ib-toc-anchor-3 https://techqueria.org/about/brand/#ib-toc-anchor-11 https://techqueria.org/about/#ib-toc-anchor-5