Archivist Leslie Berlin Tackles Silicon Valley's Past in 'Troublemakers'

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Silicon Valley job perks are mythic. Self-replenishing snacks. Unlimited vacation. A pile of stock options. But as much as these professional entrapments might seem like dotcom-era phenomena, the practice of sweetening the deal for tech employees dates back to the ’70s as a way to ward off labor unions. Happy workers, explains Stanford historian Leslie Berlin, are less likely to agitate for better conditions.
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00:00:40era phenomena the practice of sweetening the deal for tech employees dates back to the seventies as a way to ward off labor unions happy workers explain Stanford historian Lesley Berlin are less likely to agitate for better conditions that ensign is just one of many in Berlin's new book
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