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Laborfest: The Gig Economy, AI, Robotics & Workers
Date Wednesday July 10
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type Teach-In
Location Details
ILWU Local 34 Hall, 801 Second St., San Francisco. Across 2d St from baseball stadium. Diagonally across King St from MoMo’s Restaurant. Walk the one mile from Market on Second or on the Embarcadero to 801 Second Street or take public transportation as follows:
T or N train from Embarcadero Station to Second and King Station, go to stadium side of King St, 801 2d St is to the left of the stadium;
30 or 45 bus from Market and Fifth Streets (Powell Station) to end of line at Townsend between Fourth and Third, then walk one block to 2d Street, then 1 blocks south on 2d to King St, cross King St to stadium side; 801 2d St is to the left of the stadium;
47 bus which starts at North Point at Fisherman’s Wharf, travels on Van Ness, 11th St, Bryant and ends at Cal Train Station at 4th and Townsend, then walk on Townsend 2 blocks to 2d Street, then walk 2 block South on 2d to King St, cross King Street to stadium side, 801 2d St is to the left of the stadium;
10 bus which runs from 24th and Potrero, on Rhode Island to 26th St, on Cesar Chavez St to Dakota, Wisconsin, Connecticut, DeHaro, Rhode Island at 16th St, on Townsend to Second Street AND from Van Ness on Pacific to Battery, on Battery to Second St to Third and Townsend, so get off at 2d Street and Townsend, then 1 block south on 2d to King St, cross King St to stadium side. 801 2d St is to the left of the stadium.
The Gig Economy, AI, Robotics, Workers and Dystopia San Francisco
Initial Speakers:
Steven Hill, writer and journalist on the Gig Economy.
Author of Raw Deal: How the “Uber Economy” and Runaway Capitalism are Screwing American Workers.
Edward Escobar, founder of the Alliance for Independent Workers – #DriversUnite International Movement. UBER/LYFT/Black Car Driver
Mehmet Bayram is a tech worker and is with the International Labor MediaNetwork.

Sponsored by LaborNet and WorkWeek Radio

San Francisco is now a world center of tech, yet the workers, whether UBER-Lyft drivers or a growing number of gig workers, are under extreme stress and face nightmare conditions with no worker or union rights. The growing number of suicides is a reaction to this dire state.

While San Francisco has more billionaires per person than any city in the world, there are thousands of homeless, escalating evictions of tenants, and a massive gridlock with growing environmental issues. Has capitalism gone wild and is this the permanent dystopian world or can working people and our unions transform this city and society? These are some of the questions that will be addressed at this event.
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