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Silicon Valley Tech Giants Start To Raise Workers' Wages06:05

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In June, labor activists demonstrated in front of a vendor’s office in San Jose. They’re part of a campaign called Silicon Valley Rising which is pushing for better wages and benefits for service workers in high-tech companies. (Beth Willon/KQED)closemore
In June, labor activists demonstrated in front of a vendor’s office in San Jose. They’re part of a campaign called Silicon Valley Rising which is pushing for better wages and benefits for service workers in high-tech companies. (Beth Willon/KQED)

One by one, Silicon Valley's tech giants are beginning to raise the wages of service workers who keep their sprawling campuses running.

These corporations are used to pressure from shareholders to keep the profit margins high. Now - for the first time - they're facing a new pressure from a labor movement speaking up for low-wage workers.

Beth Willon from Here & Now contributor KQED reports.

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This story aired on July 30, 2015.

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