18 May 2021 Discussion/Lecture Antagonists, Accomplices, Comrades?

Coalitions between Tech and Gig Workers


Event location



18.05.2021, 19:00 - 20:30 Hr


Labour / Unions, Digital Transformation


Antagonists, Accomplices, Comrades?

A decade after the dispersion of ‹gig work› companies around the world, many of their workers have organized protests, strikes and legal action. More recently, employed tech workers have also organized together. This development raises questions about possible coalitions between both groups, who are often working for the same company under very different conditions.

However, several issues might complicate a common struggle. The dissolution of a common workplace, but also class positions, race or gender might present hurdles. Are coalitions between both groups possible, and under what conditions can they succeed? We will discuss these issues in gig and tech work in the field of urban mobility.

  • Abdurzak Hadi is a driver for Uber and representative of the ADCU in London, a union of ride-hailing and delivery drivers.
  • Yonatan Miller is a software engineer in Berlin and an organizer with the Tech Workers Coalition Berlin.

Join the Zoom conference

Registration is not necessary.

The event will be streamed online and recorded. The Q&A part of the event will be deleted afterwards.

The event is part of the discussion series «Challenging Tech» hosted by Zentrum emanzipatorische Technikforschung (ZET) and Rosa-Luxemburg.Stiftung.


Patrick Stary

Social Media/Contact Database/Digitalization, Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung

Phone: +49 30 44310 455