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App-Workers Organizing: Global Perspectives

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WI800
Biker Argentina
Join us for a one-day international forum on the topic of policy and organizational solutions to the challenges of the "app-based" economy.

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Effective March 16, 2020, the educational programs scheduled to be delivered at our New York City facility will be moved to virtual delivery, where possible, or rescheduled. For those programs that do not lend themselves to a distance-education format, we will postpone them until we receive guidance from the University and public health officials that it is safe to hold those programs in-person. Please contact ilrcustomerservice@cornell.edu with any questions. We will provide updates as they become available from the University.

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Join us for a one-day international forum on the topic of policy and organizational solutions to the challenges of the "app-based" economy. 

The expansion of digital hiring platforms (e.g. Uber, Instacart) across the economy has disrupted the legal framework for labor and employment relations, giving rise to intense debate among labor advocates, policymakers, businesses, and scholars about how to provide protections for app-based workers. 

In this one day conference, stakeholders from across the United States and abroad will share their experiences and research on strategies for advancing worker protections and collective representation in the digital platform economy. 

Participants include representatives from labor groups that are currently engaged in efforts to organize or represent app-based workers in the United States and in foreign countries, as well as scholars who have conducted research on these issues.

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Sponsored by the Lois Gray Innovation Initiative

Event sponsored by the Lois Gray Innovation Initiative. Lois Gray was a pioneer in the field of labor education, she recognized the vital role The Worker Institute plays in creating a unique space for labor leaders to learn, explore, examine and experiment. The Initiative's goal is to bring together labor leaders, union members, scholars and other allies to advance innovative ideas for protecting and expanding workers' rights. Learn more.

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“I was disconnected, like fired, from Rappi for organizing a strike union with 3 other organizers. I have to work 12 hours a day to keep my platform score, so they give me work next week. For we have to buy a life insurance and civil responsibility insurance and sign in as independent contractor. ”
Rappi Worker from Venezuela
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