Future of Work

Joint Center President Participates in The Committee on Education and Labor’s Roundtable on the Future of Work

On Oct. 16, Joint Center President Spencer Overton joined The Committee on Education and Labor’s expert roundtable on the future of work. During the livestreamed discussion (which can be viewed below), Chairman Bobby Scott gave opening remarks and WashingTECH Host and former Deputy Director and Senior Policy Counsel of the Media and Technology Institute at the Joint Center Joe Miller moderated the discussion.

The panel included “eight experts and stakeholders from multiple communities—including worker advocates, researchers, and industry and government representatives—to explore challenges, opportunities, and potential policy solutions across the topics of the Committee’s three planned hearings.”

As a panelist, Spencer spoke about how automation and displacement can affect the Black Rural South—which the Joint Center will examine in more detail in a forthcoming report. (The Joint Center’s 4-page fact sheet on the report can be found here.)

Watch the entire discussion below.


About Joint Center

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, America’s Black think tank, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1970 and based in Washington, DC. The Joint Center's mission is to inform and illuminate the nation's major public policy debates through research, analysis, and information dissemination in order to improve the socioeconomic status of Black communities in the United States; expand their effective participation in the political and public policy arenas; and promote communication and relationships across racial and ethnic lines to strengthen the nation's pluralistic society.