Technology, Inequality and the Future of Work(ers)

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm EDT
Philanthropy New York; 320 East 43rd Street; NYC 10017
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Technology has arrived and is rapidly changing the workplace at a magnitude that we have yet to fully grasp. From a projected 36 million American jobs facing "high exposure" to automation, to new jobs being created, to the changing relationship between employees and employers, technology is here to stay and impacting the way we do our work and think about the workplace. 

Conversations like these are taking place nationally and globally, in labor unions, worker centers, technology companies, corporate boardrooms, truck stops and retail breakrooms, academia, and policy spaces.

Join us for a discussion and deep insight into what these conversations look like from advocates working on the frontlines of these issues and explore opportunities to build a stronger 21st century labor force.


  • The challenges that marginalized communities face when dealing with increasingly data-driven systems in the workplace
  • Concerns being raised by workers across multiple sectors: blue/white collar, retail, tech workers, etc.
  • The types of issues most resonating with labor unions who are seeing more tech adoption in the workplaces
  • Ways that workers are using technology to organize, convene, and strengthen worker voice to influence how technology will shape work today and in the future
  • How foundations can play a role in centering the voices of workers and vulnerable communities most affected by a rapidly changing workplace 


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2:45 PM - 3:00 PM Check-in

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Program

Registration is required by May 27th.

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