Emerging Ideas for Supporting Independent and Gig Workers in Baltimore

Emerging Ideas for Supporting Independent and Gig Workers in Baltimore

Friday, October 26, 2018, 12:00 - 1:45 PM

Increasing numbers of people are engaging in freelancing, independent contracting and gig work. These arrangements can offer flexibility and autonomy. They can also put workers at risk as they take on labor and capital costs without having access to employer insurance/benefits or a platform for collective worker voice.  In this program we will discuss implications of  independent work in Baltimore and draw from the experiences with supporting freelance workers in the Bay Area and NYC.

Speakers will include:

Kosar Jahani, Samaschool  

Ruth Farfel, Consultant 

Caitlin Pearce, Freelancers Union 

Adam Greeney, Chief Economist, DLLR and liaison to National Governors’ Maryland Philanthropy Network On-Demand Work project

This program is for Maryland Philanthropy Network members and invited guests only; lunch will be served.