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Lessons from Labor Union Organizers

Emma Kinema (Producer and Labor Organizer, Game Workers Unite International)

Kevin Gregory Agwaze (Treasurer, Game Workers Unite UK)

Linda Dao (Labor Organizer, SAG-AFTRA)

Justin Molito (Director of Organizing, Writers Guild of America, East)

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Topic: Advocacy

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

Are you interested in the idea of unionization in the game industry but you have questions about it? Don't know how to resolve a workplace issue and need some advice?

Join Emma Kinema (Game Workers Unite), Steve Kaplan (IATSE), Linda Dao (SAG-AFTRA), and Justin Molito (WGAE) in this special Q&A session and have all your questions about unions and employment rights answered by a panel of experienced labor organizers from the entertainment industries.


Attendees will learn about unions and how they function, their rights as workers, collective bargaining and other topics based on questions attendees bring to the session. The information they receive will draw on the expert knowledge and experience of seasoned labor organizers from the entertainment industries.

Intended Audience

All workers who are currently working in the game industry and students who are soon to be employees would benefit from this session. No prerequisite knowledge is needed.