Gig Workers’ Rights, the Future of Employment and the Future of Democracy

On November 25, 2021, Professor Karl Klare moderated a discussion about gig workers, including the impact of platform technology on the organization of work and business, the potential of gig employment to undermine social guarantees and the future of democracy in a world in which those who control vast pools of capital seek to purchase legal changes that will reverse critical social policy programs achieved through generations of grassroots political struggle and worker activism. This panel discussion was co-sponsored by Northeastern Law‘s Center for Public Interest Advocacy and Collaboration (CPIAC) and Center for Law, Information and Creativity

Veena Dubal
Professor of Law, UC Hastings

Peter Enrich
Professor of Law Emeritus, Northeastern University School of Law

Beth Griffith
Board Chair and Executive Director, Boston Independent Drivers Guild

Jason Jackson
Assistant Professor of Political Economy and Urban Planning, MIT

Karl Klare
George J. and Kathleen Waters Matthews Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law