Technology and Popular Power

Technology today is a fundamental intermediary of labor and work, presenting enormous implications for workers’ rights and economic democracy. This panel will investigate how the legal regulation of data and technology shape capitalist relations, looking specifically at algorithmic decision-making, workplace surveillance, and artificial intelligence. Panelists will present new scholarship examining how these technologies are reshaping the relative power of workers and firms, and what these changes mean for collective action and industrial policy.

Aaron Benanav (Syracuse University)