Future of Work Commission Meetings

Upcoming Meetings

Convenings are currently on hold. More information to follow. Thank you.

Past Meetings and Materials

Graphic Facilitation/Visual Scribing by Anthony Weeks

March 12, 2020 – 7th Convening: Working Session
February 13, 2020 – 6th Convening: Social Policy, Work, and Economic Security Stockton

Social Policy Innovations: Upgrading the Social Compact in California
A discussion of innovative social policy proposals aimed at addressing emergent challenges shaped by the changing
nature of work.
Moderated by Julie Su, Secretary, Labor and Workforce Development Agency

Doing Business Better: Profit and Purpose
A discussion of new business structures that could encourage companies to pursue the interest broad range of stakeholders, beyond shareholders.
Moderated by Lenny Mendonca, Chief Economic and Business Advisor

  • Heerad Sabeti, Co-founder, Fourth Sector Group
  • Holly Ensign-Barstow, Director of Stakeholder Governance and Policy, B Lab
January 16, 2020 – 5th Convening: Employment and Labor Law in the New Economy

Perspectives on Technological Change & the Future of Work Data in the Workplace: A New Frontier of Employment Law
Moderated by Julie Su, Secretary, California Labor and Workforce Development Agency

Labor Law for a New Economy: Fixing a Broken System
Moderated by Lande Ajose, Senior Advisor on Higher Education, Office of Governor Gavin Newsom

  • Sharon Block, Executive Director, Labor and Worklife Program, Harvard Law School
  • Mary Gray, Senior Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research

Redefining the Purpose of Corporations: Perspectives from Large Employers
Moderated by Lenny Mendonca, Chief Economic and Business Advisor, Office of Governor Gavin Newsom

  • Dane Linn, Vice President of Workforce & Education, Business Roundtable
 
December 12, 2019 – 4th Convening: Low-Wage Work and Economic Equity

Low-Wage Work and Economic Equity in California
A discussion of the problems of low-wage work and economic inequality in California.

  • Manuel Pastor, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, University of Southern California
  • Abel Valenzuela, Jr., Professor of Urban Planning, University of California, Los Angeles

Employer Perspectives on Jobs and Economic Equity
A discussion with California employers on the problems of low-wage work and economic equity.

November 14, 2019 - 3rd Convening: Education, Skills & Job Quality

Expert Panel: What is a College Degree Worth (and for Whom?)
A discussion of the returns to a college degree for income and wealth across cohorts and racial groups.
Moderated by Lande Ajose, Senior Policy Advisor on Higher Education

Expert Panel: What Do We Know About Job Quality and Labor Markets in California?
A discussion of new research on job quality and labor markets in California.

Expert Panel: Job Quality: The Business Case
A discussion of the benefits to and role of employers in improving job quality.
Moderated by Julie Su, Secretary, Labor and Workforce Development Agency

  • Sarah Kalloch, Executive Director, Good Jobs Institute
  • Noah Bernstein, Director of Quality Jobs Fund, New World Foundation

Expert Panel: Imagining a Policy Agenda on the Future of Work
Moderated by Natalie Foster, Senior Fellow, Aspen Institute Future of Work Initiative

October 10, 2019 - 2nd Convening: Technological Change & the Future of Work

Expert Panel: Perspectives on Technological Change & the Future of Work
A discussion of how technological developments may shape the nature of work
Moderated by James Manyika, Commission Co-Chair

Expert Panel: The Uneven Social Impacts of Technological Change
A discussion of research on the anticipated social impacts of technological change on jobs and workers
Moderated by Anmol Chaddha, Institute for the Future

Working Lunch: Conversation with Anne-Marie Slaughter, CEO, New America

Expert Panel: Industry Cases
A discussion of the impact of technological change on work in specific industries, including manufacturing, trucking/logistics, and white-collar work
Moderated by Lande Ajose, Senior Policy Advisor for Higher Education, Office of Governor Gavin Newsom and Lenny Mendonca, Chief Economic and Business Advisor, Office of Governor Gavin Newsom and Director, Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development

Expert Panel: Responses/Solutions
A discussion of potential policy responses and solutions to the anticipated impacts of technological change on work
Moderated by Julie Su, Secretary, Labor and Workforce Development Agency

September 10-11, 2019 - 1st Convening: The Present and Future State of Work in California

Day 1 – September 10, 2019

Opening Remarks, California Labor Secretary Julie A. Su (PDF)

Expert Panel: The State of Work in California
A discussion of how work has changed over the past 40 years

Panel: Voices of Workers (PDF)

  • Eric Guillen; San Bernardino, CA
  • Linda Hernández; Lancaster, CA
  • Anselmo Alday; Elk Grove, CA
  • Raymond Bayquen; San Diego, CA

Day 2 – September 11, 2019

Expert Panel: Skills, Training & Job Quality
A discussion of the role of skills and job quality in addressing the Future of Work
Moderated by Anmol Chaddha, Institute for the Future

Expert Panel: Technologies Reshaping Work
A discussion of the key technologies reshaping work and the labor market
Moderated by Marina Gorbis, Institute for the Future

Applications of Technologies Reshaping Work
A continued discussion of the key technologies reshaping work and the labor market and how they are being applied.
Moderated by Marina Gorbis, Institute for the Future

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