Event Title

Organizing Workers

Location

St. John’s Presbyterian Church

Start Date

26-2-2016 10:30 AM

End Date

26-2-2016 11:45 AM

Description

For decades, traditional labor unions have failed to organize tech workers, ranging from those that toiled in semi-conductor factories during the early days of Silicon Valley, to today’s highly skilled software engineers at various social media companies. More recently, the “new tech economy” has created an emerging class of workers that some argue are neither statutory employees nor independent contractors, while other workers in this new tech economy are plainly performing service-sector jobs that have traditionally been unionized. How are labor unions addressing these changes? Are there other non-traditional organizing strategies that will be more effective in representing the interests of these workers?

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS
 
Feb 26th, 10:30 AM Feb 26th, 11:45 AM

Organizing Workers

St. John’s Presbyterian Church

For decades, traditional labor unions have failed to organize tech workers, ranging from those that toiled in semi-conductor factories during the early days of Silicon Valley, to today’s highly skilled software engineers at various social media companies. More recently, the “new tech economy” has created an emerging class of workers that some argue are neither statutory employees nor independent contractors, while other workers in this new tech economy are plainly performing service-sector jobs that have traditionally been unionized. How are labor unions addressing these changes? Are there other non-traditional organizing strategies that will be more effective in representing the interests of these workers?