Wikipedia:WikiProject Organized Labour/Online edit-a-thon Tech February 2021

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Tech Labour Online Edit-a-Thon
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WhenFebruary 19-21, 2021
Live Zoom session12:00 EST // 18:00 CET each day over Zoom
WhoAnyone interested in

This is the online Wikipedia edit-a-thon organised by Berlin chapter of Tech Workers Coalition to improve coverage of Trade unions, Works councils and Labour disputes in the technology sector. Two of several Wiki Projects relevant to this are WP:LABOR and WP:TECHNOLOGY.

Last February 2020, NYC Chapter of Tech Workers Coalition organized an edit-a-thon which you can find here: Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Tech Workers Coalition NYC. There is another event that overlaps shortly after this one featuring African Americans in STEM: Wikipedia:Meetup/DC/African Americans in STEM Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon.

List of articles to improve[edit]

Expand content/copy edit[edit]

Trade Unions in Indian IT Industry? Journal

Mention labor activism[edit]

Translate from existing article in other language[edit]

List of articles to create[edit]

Platform economy[edit]

Berlin specific[edit]

Italian Wikipedia[edit]



Tech Labour Online Edit-a-Thon
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Edit counts300+
References added62

Our Edit-a-thon has come to an end and we had a very fruitful past few days! For some people it was their first time ever editing on Wikimedia. We made a number of edits across English Wikipedia, Italian Wikipedia, German Wikipedia and even Wikidata, Wiktionary and Wikimedia Commons.

It was a very positive experience, and many of us agreed a single weekend is not enough. We will commit to staying involved in WikiProject Organized Labour and found new WikiProjects for Labour in Wikis where it does not exist yet.


We made a number of edits across English Wikipedia, Italian Wikipedia, German Wikipedia and even Wikidata, Wiktionary and Wikimedia Commons.

12 participants worked together to make 300+ edits, 62 references across 64 articles including 21 new ones. Outreach dashboard source.

While it was an overall positive experience, we also had hiccups including getting Zoom bombed by racist trolls, and dealing with immediate deletions of articles for various reasons. In Italian Wikipedia, an editor is arguing that Amazon worker organization has no encyclopedic value! See the discussion at it:Discussione:Organizzazione dei dipendenti di Amazon.

On a more (data) structural front, join the talk page discussion Template_talk:Infobox company#Trade union on how to better reflect trade union representation in Wikipedia's Template:Infobox company!



Please also add your Wikipedia username to the appropriate section below (signatures are created by saving four tildes [~] in a row). By signing up, you agree to have your edits tracked between February 19-21 to measure progress, which is visible from this dashboard

Organization and individuals[edit]


  • Date and time: February 19-21 2021
  • Location: Online
  • Zoom: At 12PM EST // 18:00 CET each day (February 19,20,21) there will be a live Zoom call you can hop in
  • Register: Create your Wikipedia account here or log into Wikipedia if you already have an account.
  • Facebook RSVP in event
  • External link Berlin Tech Workers Coalition

Code of Conduct[edit]

This online event and Berlin Tech Workers Coalition events follows the Berlin Code of Conduct available in English , German, Polish and other languages.