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Laborfest: LaborTech Conference

Sunday, July 26, 2015
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Location Details:
Stanford University - 450 Serra Mall, Stanford

LaborTech Conference
For registration:
Go to LaborTech: for registration and information.
Or you can send the following information to LaborFest: laborfest [at]
1) name, 2) e-mail address, 3) phone number, 4) your union or organization if any, 5) US mail address

Registration Fee:
Regular - $50
Senior, unemployed - $35
Student - contact LaborFest laborfest [at]

(Schedule and room location to be announced later)

* The gig economy - how is this changing the conditions of labor and our lives?
More and more workers are being pushed into the gig economy - What does this mean?

*How workers and unions can stream our stories and struggles, and build channels using the smart phone
How can your union or labor group get your stories out using smart phones and streaming technology?

*How is tech being used on the job and for workers struggles & communication?
What labor rights do you have on the job with new technology, and how are workers using video and communication media to get out their stories and issues.

*Techsploitation: how immigrant workers and senior tech workers face discrimination in the tech industry, and what you can do about it.

The development of communication technology has led to major changes in the production chain. Today through the Internet, hundreds of millions of workers are now critically linked together and the smart phone has become for the Chinese, the shouji, or “hand machine,” that more and more workers are tied to. Tech workers and millions of other workers are now tethered to the Internet 24 hours a day, and every keystroke is now being watched by their employers on and off the job.
Apps are also being use to put workers in a temporary part-time economy, and change their conditions of work, from taxi workers to call centers, as well as healthcare workers and workers in every industry.

LaborTech 2015 will look at how this new technology is being used on workers, and how workers are using communication technology to organize from strikes, creating solidarity and challenging the attack on democratic rights. It will also provide instruction on how to build labor channels that can get the stories out to workers and the public locally and internationally.
The introduction of technology into the workplace, and the labor and human rights of workers including the large number of immigrant workers in the tech industry, is a growing issue for not only these workers but all people.

LaborTech 2015 will look at these issues, and how labor can confront these issues here and internationally.

For more information, contact LaborFest: laborfest [at]
or call: 415-642-8066
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