10 defining moments in tech-labor history

Contract labor abuse, offshoring, H-1B misuse -- the events, innovations, lawsuits, and layoffs that shaped today's tech-labor tensions
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10 defining moments in tech-labor history

Technology and the labor have always had an uneasy relationship. The high-tech industry has created millions of jobs, yet made just as many obsolete. Attempts to organize tech workers have largely failed in the United States. Many employers choose to rely heavily on temps, import engineering talent, or ship jobs overseas -- all politically touchy subjects.

Here's a visual tour through the bittersweet history of high tech and labor, the highlights and the low times.

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