Session Type(s): Panel
Starts: Saturday, Aug. 15 12:00 PM (Eastern)
Ends: Saturday, Aug. 15 12:50 PM (Eastern)
Over the past few years, tech and game workers have been joining together to question the role that their companies are playing in covering up sexual harassment and gender inequity, enabling white supremacy, promoting economic inequality, advancing surveillance capitalism, suppressing free speech, and accelerating climate change. They are demanding a voice in the workplace and debating the best way to create lasting change. At the same time, there has been a renewed focus on the concentration of power in the industry among a few tech giants. On this panel, workers will discuss the tactics they’ve used to gain power, and the next steps for their movement. This panel is sponsored by the Communication Workers of America.
Devan Soyka is a narrative writer in the gaming industry. This year she and her fellow contract writers organized for better pay and transparency.