The Internet, Technology, The Gig Economy and the Future of Labor
[This event will be live streamed here]
July 30 (Sunday) 10:00 AM (Free) ILWU Local 34 Hall – 801 2nd St. next to AT&T Ball Park
The development of technology, including artificial intelligence, automation and platforms like UBER, Lyft, and Airbnb, are making trillions for the tech and media companies that now dominate the world. Growing marginalization of labor and complete deregulation now means that hundreds of thousands of workers are being forced to travel hundreds of miles to work on temp jobs as independent contractors. This threatens our environment here in the Bay Area and around the world.
This conference will look at how our economy is being transformed in the Bay Area, nationally and globally, and how it is affecting working people, including drivers, tech workers, and workers in other industries.
The new tech world is also allowing companies like Google and Apple, and the U.S. government to know every place you go, every purchase you make, and every word or text you use in communication. We will look at how workers and unions, with the public, can challenge this new reality.
Steven Hill, Journalist on Technology; Ruth Silver Taube, Workers’ Rights Clinic at the Katharine and George Alexander Community Law Center at the Santa Clara University School of Law; Dr. Larry Rose, Former Medical Director Cal-OSHA; Mehmet Bayran, LaborNet; Edward Escobar, The Alliance For Independent Workers; Todd Davies, Stanford Center for the Study of Language and Information, Lisa Milos, CWA UPTE UCSF Medical Interpreter; Kemly Camacho Jiminez, Cooperative Sulá Batsú, University of Costa Rica
Sponsored by LaborTech.net, LaborNet.org