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Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 12:30pmVirtual Event
eCornell - Keynote
Unionization in Big Tech. Why Now?
The Alphabet Workers Union formed in January. Amazon workers at an Alabama warehouse are voting this month on whether to form a union. 2021 could be a turning point for workers’ rights in the U.S. and a bellwether for unionization at other major tech companies.
Join Cornell’s ILR School Dean Alex Colvin; Jessica García, assistant to the president of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union; and Chewy Shaw, vice chair of the Alphabet Workers Union, for a panel discussion on the impact of unionization efforts and the future of big tech workers at both ends of the wage spectrum.
Given the change in political leadership in the United States, the world of work is poised to undergo significant changes. “The Future of Work: Labor in America,” a multi-episode series, will probe huge shifts surrounding labor policy, worker activism and employer practices. Alexander Colvin, dean of the Cornell University ILR School, the world’s preeminent academic institution focused on work, labor and employment, will lead discussions with senior government officials, organizational leaders, journalists and workers leading national change that will impact the future for generations.