Event Title

The Hidden Low Wage Workers

Location

St. John’s Presbyterian Church

Start Date

26-2-2016 11:45 AM

End Date

26-2-2016 1:00 PM

Description

Some tech companies are known for great work perks, such as gourmet cafeterias, entertainment, free shuttles, and subsidized amenities. But what are the work conditions like for the new economy’s “hidden” workers – like janitors, drivers, security guards, food preparers, construction workers, temp worker, and labor contractors – who provide subcontracted services to tech companies? Shouldn’t such workers be getting a piece of the wealth generated by this new economy? This panel will discuss the pressing issues facing this often vulnerable segment of the tech world, including wage theft, misclassification, sexual harassment, retaliation, labor trafficking, and cultural barriers to asserting employment rights.

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Feb 26th, 11:45 AM Feb 26th, 1:00 PM

The Hidden Low Wage Workers

St. John’s Presbyterian Church

Some tech companies are known for great work perks, such as gourmet cafeterias, entertainment, free shuttles, and subsidized amenities. But what are the work conditions like for the new economy’s “hidden” workers – like janitors, drivers, security guards, food preparers, construction workers, temp worker, and labor contractors – who provide subcontracted services to tech companies? Shouldn’t such workers be getting a piece of the wealth generated by this new economy? This panel will discuss the pressing issues facing this often vulnerable segment of the tech world, including wage theft, misclassification, sexual harassment, retaliation, labor trafficking, and cultural barriers to asserting employment rights.