Labor in the Digital Age: The AFL-CIO Commission on the Future of Work and Unions

Start: Thursday, May 03, 2018 9:30 AM

End: Thursday, May 03, 201812:30 PM

Introductory remarks:
Richard Trumka, President of the AFL-CIO

Featured panelists:

Michael Chui, McKinsey Global Institute (@mchui)
John Schmitt, Economic Policy Institute (@jschmittwdc)
Susan Helper, Frank Tracy Carlton Professor of Economics, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, and former Chief Economist, U.S. Department of Commerce
Howie Choset, Professor of Robotics, Carnegie Mellon University (@CMURobotics)

We hear a great deal about the future of work. Gig economy. Deprofessionalization. Temp, part-time and on-call work. Technology. Automation. Artificial intelligence. Digitization. Deindustrialization. Unfair trade policy and offshoring. While these changes and trends take hold, we must look inward at our structures, our strategies, our services and our communications with working people. We must understand the most profound changes emerging in American workplaces. We must confront these seismic shifts and turn them into power and opportunity for working people.

Hosted by the AFL-CIO Commission on the Future of Work and Unions sector chairs:
Randi Weingarten, AFT
Tim Canoll, Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA)
Eric Dean, Ironworkers
Robert Martinez, Machinists (IAM)
Fred Rolando, National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC)
Marc Perrone, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW)
Gabrielle Carteris, SAG-AFTRA                                      
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