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Saturday, May 4 • 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Future of Work

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Work is entering into unknown territory, as automated technologies threaten jobs and labor unions face pressures from political shifts and global trade. What is the role of the worker in 21st century American economy? We ask a labor leader, a labor economist and a labor disruptor what the future holds.

Moderators
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Monica Nickelsburg

Civic Editor, Geekwire
Monica Nickelsburg is GeekWire’s Civic Editor, covering technology-driven solutions to urban challenges and the intersection of tech and politics. Before joining GeekWire, she worked for The Week, Forbes, and NBC. Monica holds a BA in journalism and history from New York Univer... Read More →

Speakers
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Meenakshi Rishi

Professor, Seattle University
Meenakshi Rishi is a Professor in Economics at Seattle University. She earned her Ph.D. from the Department of Economics at University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  Her research interests are in development economics, international finance, entrepreneurship, and energy economics.  She... Read More →
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Oren Cass

Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute
Oren Cass is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, where his work on strengthening the labor market addresses issues ranging from the social safety net and environmental regulation to trade and immigration to education and organized labor. Cass is the author of The Once and... Read More →
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David Rolf

President Emeritus, SEIU 775
David Rolf is a labor leader, organizer, writer, and speaker working to build the next American labor movement. He is the founder and President Emeritus of SEIU 775 and a former Vice President of SEIU International. He led campaigns that helped organize hundreds of thousands of minimum-wage... Read More →
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Caleb Weaver

Public Affairs Manager, Uber
Caleb Weaver oversees public affairs for Uber in 12 states in the western United States out of the company's Seattle office. In this role, he manages a policy and communications team across the region that handles engagement with state and local policymakers, press and community leaders... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
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