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
General Secretary, UNI Global Union
Postdoctoral Fellow at the Kalmanovitz Initiative, and author of “Just-in-Place Labor: Driver Struggles in the Uber Workplace”
Director of Athena, a national coalition taking on Amazon
Postdoctoral Researcher on platform-based work, Northeastern University
and moderated by
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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