Live Gig Economy and the Future of Labor Live Stream
July 30 (Sunday) 10:00- 4pm (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.
Internet rights, open access and public access
are interrelated and directly connected to labor and worker rights in the US and internationally. This forum focuses on what constitutes Internet rights, various proposals for open access and the history of public access both in the US and internationally. It will look at how labor and workers internationally are grappling with these issues and the use of the Internet by corporations and by workers organizing for their rights.
It will also focus on developments like the plan “Zero Rating” and free access proposals like thewww.internet.org plan controlled by Facebook that is being pushed outside the United States and regulatory rights. It looks at how this affects workers and labor communication globally including spying on workers and also their control and use of information they get by their users on the internet.
This was sponorsed by LaborNet.org, LaborTech.net, WorkWeek Radio Pacifica
Jeffry Omari, UCSC P.h.D On Internet Access In Brazil
Dorothy Kidd, USF Professor and Chair of the Media Studies Department
Steve Zeltzer, LaborNet.org
Bruce Wolfe, http://muniwireless.com
Chris Witteman, Lawyer and Public Consumer Internet Rights Advocate
Production of Labor Video Project