Union Leaders Unite During CES To Tackle Technology’s Impact On Future Of Work

The Labor Innovation and Technology Summit will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 9-10, alongside CES 2024, focusing on how the tech innovation revolution affects the American workforce.

The unions will bring together notable labor and civil rights leaders, including AFL-CIO President Elizabeth H. Shuler, SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director & Chief Negotiator Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, AFT President Randi Weingarten, and President & CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Maya Wiley to address a critical gap in evolving technology and workers’ interests. The summit will highlight the importance of including workers in shaping the future of technology and innovation.

Select leaders will be available for interviews in person or by phone. A full list of attendees is available here.

The summit will take place at Horseshoe Las Vegas, 3645 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas.

Media can attend the first day of the summit, Tuesday, Jan. 9, in person or virtually by RSVPing here.

The following panels will be presented at local Pacific time:


1–2 p.m.: Opening session and discussion: Worker Rights in the Age of Tech
2–2:45 p.m.: AI Goes to Hollywood 2024
2:45–3:30 p.m.: Workers Winning in the Age of Tech
3:45–4:30 p.m.: Technology in the Face of Worker and Civil Rights
4:30–4:15 p.m.: AI and Democracy
5:15–5:45 p.m.: When Workers Fight, We Win!
5:45 p.m.: Closing remarks with SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director and Chief Negotiator Duncan Crabtree-Ireland

The summit was co-founded by the AFL-CIO, the AFL-CIO Technology Institute and SAG-AFTRA and sponsored this year by AFGE, AFSCME, the American Federation of Teachers, the Air Line Pilots Association, the Amalgamated Transit Union, the Theatrical Stage Employees, National Nurses United, the Transportation Trades Department, the Transport Workers Union, the United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters and Unite Here.

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