21.01.2021

EVENT: "Confronting the Digital Workplace: Whose Power? Whose Voice?"

Join us and the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor for a digital discussion on January 27, 2021

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in cooperation with the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor at Georgetown University  invite you to an online discussion

Confronting the Digital Workplace: Whose Power? Whose Voice?

featuring

Christy Hoffman
General Secretary, UNI Global Union

Katie Wells
Postdoctoral Fellow at the Kalmanovitz Initiative, and author of  “Just-in-Place Labor: Driver Struggles in the Uber Workplace”

Dania Rajendra
Director of Athena, a national coalition taking on Amazon

Hannah Johnston
Postdoctoral Researcher on platform-based work, Northeastern University

and moderated by

Leon Fink
Kalmanovitz Initiative Senior Resident Scholar

 

The Corona pandemic has been a catalyst for economies and labor markets around the world, accelerating existing trends and reinforcing structures. It has also laid bare the inequalities in our societies. While much debate has focused on health and economic inequities, we would like to shed light on the ‘Digital Divide’ that the pandemic has deepened. This divide is not just a question of who has access to the internet, but who has control and who is controlled by new technology affecting both consumers and workers. This international forum brings together activists and analysts of some of the biggest battles for power and voice currently affecting the world’s most dynamic worksites including Uber, Amazon, Tesla, and Google. 

How can we give workers voice in the gig economy to make sure that the post-Corona economy will be more just and sustainable? And how can workers, elected officials and civil society partner internationally to hold corporations accountable? Please join us for a 90 minute online forum as we discuss these and other questions! Register here.

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