TEC Talks: Workers and Power

Monday, November 22, 2021 12:00 pm EST

The COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on essential workers: grocery workers who keep shelves stocked with food and cleaning supplies, truckers who transport goods across the country, and sanitation workers who maintain city streets and sidewalks. Increasingly, these workers are subjected to workplace surveillance technologies that purport to increase efficiency by following their routes, precisely timing their breaks, and making just-in-time shift changes. Join us as we explore the impact of these technologies on workers with Ali Alkhatib, Director of the Center for Applied Data Ethics at the University of San Francisco, and Dr. Karen Levy, Assistant Professor at the School of Information Science at Cornell University.