People are very much wrapped up in their work as their identity, respect and dignity in their lives, and I think often that gets left behind when we start talking about the future of tech and technology.
When we talk about workers, we’re talking about human beings. Every single person is a worker in this country.
SAG-AFTRA, in partnership with the AFL-CIO, the largest federation of unions in the United States, representing 12 million workers, held the 2nd Annual Labor Innovation and Technology Summit in Las Vegas from Jan. 6–8. The event brought unionists and subject-matter experts together to discuss how technology is affecting today’s laborers, as well as providing a firsthand look at innovations on display at the annual CES Show.
In this episode, recorded on location at the summit, hosts SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris and National Executive Director David White are joined by AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler. Together, the three bring focus to the importance of unions within the modern-day workspace and the necessity of collaboration between unions across all industries.
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Photo: From left, SAG-AFTRA Executive Vice President and New Technology and Innovation Committee Chair Rebecca Damon, President Gabrielle Carteris and AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler at the 2nd Annual Labor Innovation and Technology Summit in Las Vegas.
The views expressed by the guests are their own and not that of SAG-AFTRA. Any mention of products or services does not imply SAG-AFTRA’s endorsement.
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