Over the last four weeks Capitol Weekly presented a series of live panel discussions and presentations on Zoom, examining the topic “The Future of Work.”
The battles over the Dynamex decision, AB5 and Proposition 22 reveal an uncertain landscape for working people in California. Priced out of the nation’s most expensive housing market, some workers are choosing to leave the state. Manufacturing, once a mainstay of good-paying jobs in California, is in deep decline. Gig work is booming – but is it sustainable? And, a year-long pandemic has devastated many industries – how will they come back? What is the Future of Work – and workers – in the Golden State?
We broadcast audio from each of the presentations as individual episodes of the Capitol Weekly Podcast. A program featuring photos and bios of all the participants can be viewed online here.
Panel 1, February 18: After the Pandemic
Senator Nancy Skinner; Micah Weinberg, CA Forward; Julie Baker, Californians for the Arts; Jot Condie, California Restaurant Association
Moderated by Sonya Sorich, Sacramento Business Journal
Panel 2, February 25: Impact of Proposition 22
Leo Feler, UCLA Anderson Forecast; Tom Hiltachk, Bell, McAndrews & Hiltachk; and Nicole Moore, Rideshare Drivers United
Moderated by Rich Ehisen, State Net Capitol Journal
Panel 3, March 4: The Big Picture
Rob Lapsley, California Business Roundtable; Lenny Mendonca, McKinsey & Co., Caitlin Vega, Union Made Strategies; Evan White, California Policy Lab;
Moderated by Erika Smith, Los Angeles Times
Keynote, March 11: Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez
Introduction by John Howard, Capitol Weekly.