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Redefining Worker Power: A Conference on Policy and Organizing Responses to Precarious Work

April 27 @ 8:00 am - April 28 @ 3:00 pm


The Worker Institute at Cornell University is hosting a conference on the topic of innovative policy and organizing responses to the challenges of non-standard employment or precarious work.


Bhairavi Desai
Executive Director, New York Taxi Workers Alliance

Additional speakers to be announced in the coming weeks.

About the Conference

The conference intends to create a space for a wide range of stakeholders to share and explore new strategies in policymaking, enforcement, and organizing around the issue of non-standard work arrangements, such as temporary, on-call, part-time and contract work.

Labor advocates and policymakers from across the country have been experimenting with new policy and organizing strategies such as legal protections for freelancers, joint employer lawsuits, and licensing schemes requiring compliance with labor and employment standards.

However, these stakeholders lack a forum to share experiences and best practices in dealing with non-standard work and with the underlying factors that drive it, including the expansion of business strategies such as franchising and subcontracting.

This conference will provide a unique opportunity to bring together state and local government agencies, legislators, labor organizations (unions and worker centers), and scholars, who are connected to or engaged in these innovative efforts in the United States.

For questions about scholarships for low-wage worker groups and accessibility please contact Legna Cabrera at


April 27 @ 8:00 am
April 28 @ 3:00 pm
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New York City, NY United States
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