Allana Olson

Allana Olson (she/her and they/them) started Design&Tech Happy Hour in 2015 and co-founded Technicians for Change in 2016, later merging the two. Allana has spent her career working in Minnesota’s Twin Cities in various technical (typically not design) roles. She was formerly at the University of Minnesota’s Northrop (a roadhouse) as the Lighting Supervisor and is a member of IATSE Local 13. She provides overall leadership for TFC, and has a hand in most-everything else that TFC does (but is happy to give away duties! please help!). Allana can sometimes be found geeking-out on worker misclassification, workplace safety, anti-racism, or sunsets. She has a partial-permanent disability from a workplace injury, which has led her to a life of activism and justice.

Articles Written by Allana:
Worker Classification, Defined
Technicians for Change Origin Story
MPR Interviews Technicians for Change
Recap of Discrimination and Harassment Law Discussion
Rallying Cry
Impressions from Earned Sick and Safe Time Presentation
Having an Effective Talk About Inappropriate Behavior
Why We Happy Hour
Advocacy Matters More Than Ever
Wage Theft and What You Can Do About it
Are We Ready to Strike? (It’s More Than Signs)
Top 6 Employer Must-Provides that You’ve Never Received

Photos or Art by Allana: Right-to-Work Laws

Ways to Connect with Allana: or
Facebook @Allana Olson or @Technicians for Change

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