Beat the Boss: Lessons from Worker Organizing in Tech and Games

Beat the Boss: Lessons from Worker Organizing in Tech and Games

Session Type(s): Panel

Starts: Saturday, Aug. 20 2:00 PM (Eastern)

Ends: Saturday, Aug. 20 3:00 PM (Eastern)

Room: 306/307

Over the past few years, workplace organizing has surged in the tech and game industries as workers have raised concerns about gender discrimination, racial justice, pay equity, workplace ethics and health and safety. This panel will explore the effectiveness of different approaches workers have taken to advocate for change and build power including forming unions, organizing walkouts, and taking political action.

Moderator

Panelists

Kara Fannon

Kara Fannon

Kara Fannon (she/they) is a Quality Assurance Tester at Activision Blizzard and founding member of the Worker Committee Against Sex & Gender Discrimination. She is dedicated to organizing her workplace, both locally in Minnesota and across the country. Thanks to CODE-CWA for helping us!


Emma Kinema

A former game dev and tech worker, Emma Kinema currently serves as a Senior Campaign Lead for the Communications Workers of America’s CODE-CWA initiative organize tech and game workers through the Alphabet Workers Union, New York Times Tech Guild, Voltage game writer strike, Change.org union, NPR Digital Media United, EveryAction Union, Glitch Union, Mobilize Union, Blue State Union, and more.

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