Employment Matters

Episode 238: Union Activity in the Tech Sector

April 15, 2021 Peter Walts, Stephen Hirschfeld, Jacqueline Rau, Burton J. Fishman, Allison Williams, Zachary Wiseman, & Eduardo Suarez-Solar Season 1 Episode 238
Employment Matters
Episode 238: Union Activity in the Tech Sector
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Employment Matters
Episode 238: Union Activity in the Tech Sector
Apr 15, 2021 Season 1 Episode 238
Peter Walts, Stephen Hirschfeld, Jacqueline Rau, Burton J. Fishman, Allison Williams, Zachary Wiseman, & Eduardo Suarez-Solar

Amazon, Google and Medium are the most recent examples of tech companies faced with unionization efforts. While each situation is different, there is a common denominator: many of these employees don’t feel their voices are heard or taken seriously. Unlike traditional “bread and butter” issues typically found in union campaigns, much of the emphasis in these efforts has been on social justice, workplace respect and equality and the company’s mission and priorities. In this webinar to podcast, we provide a national perspective on the following key issues:

- The workplace issues driving union organizing
- How the pandemic and remote work is exacerbating this trend
- The advent of “non-traditional” unions and employee associations
- The impact of the Biden administration, social media and investors on these efforts
- Proactive steps to implement right now to minimize the risk of unionization

Subscribe to our podcast today to stay up to date on employment issues from law experts worldwide. View the on-demand webinar here.

Moderators: Peter Walts (Employment Law Alliance / Global) & Stephen Hirschfeld (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP / California)

Speakers: Jacqueline Rau (Dinsmore & Shohl LLP / Ohio), Burton J. Fishman (Fortney & Scott, LLC / District of Columbia), Allison Williams (Steptoe & Johnson PLLC / West Virginia), Zachary Wiseman (Ray Quinney & Nebeker / Utah) & Eduardo Suarez-Solar (Gunster / Florida - Southern)

Show Notes

Amazon, Google and Medium are the most recent examples of tech companies faced with unionization efforts. While each situation is different, there is a common denominator: many of these employees don’t feel their voices are heard or taken seriously. Unlike traditional “bread and butter” issues typically found in union campaigns, much of the emphasis in these efforts has been on social justice, workplace respect and equality and the company’s mission and priorities. In this webinar to podcast, we provide a national perspective on the following key issues:

- The workplace issues driving union organizing
- How the pandemic and remote work is exacerbating this trend
- The advent of “non-traditional” unions and employee associations
- The impact of the Biden administration, social media and investors on these efforts
- Proactive steps to implement right now to minimize the risk of unionization

Subscribe to our podcast today to stay up to date on employment issues from law experts worldwide. View the on-demand webinar here.

Moderators: Peter Walts (Employment Law Alliance / Global) & Stephen Hirschfeld (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP / California)

Speakers: Jacqueline Rau (Dinsmore & Shohl LLP / Ohio), Burton J. Fishman (Fortney & Scott, LLC / District of Columbia), Allison Williams (Steptoe & Johnson PLLC / West Virginia), Zachary Wiseman (Ray Quinney & Nebeker / Utah) & Eduardo Suarez-Solar (Gunster / Florida - Southern)