Understanding Fair Labor Practices in a Networked Age

Open Society Foundations' Future of Work Commissioned Research Papers 2014

17 Pages Posted: 14 Dec 2014

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Tamara Kneese

University of San Francisco; Data & Society Research Institute

Alex Rosenblat

Data & Society Research Institute

Danah Boyd

Data & Society Research Institute; Microsoft Research

Date Written: October 8, 2014

Abstract

Unionization emerged as a way of protecting labor rights when society shifted from an agricultural ecosystem to one shaped by manufacturing and industrial labor. New networked work complicates the organizing mechanisms that are inherent to unionization. How then do we protect laborers from abuse, poor work conditions, and discrimination?

Keywords: Labor, Rights, Networked, Discrimination, Union, data, technology

Suggested Citation

Kneese, Tamara and Rosenblat, Alex and Boyd, Danah, Understanding Fair Labor Practices in a Networked Age (October 8, 2014). Open Society Foundations' Future of Work Commissioned Research Papers 2014 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2536619 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2536619

Tamara Kneese

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Alex Rosenblat

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Danah Boyd (Contact Author)

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