Let the Unions try to stop technology, they, i mean, their "brothers and sisters" will strike themselves out of jobs while the Union bosses keep their 6 figure salaries.
Unions, with their often outrageous demands to extort luxurious bennies or risk a costly strike and the bad PR that goes with it, are the CAUSE of automation and tech takeover. (And movement offshore.)
Unions are insignificant and only 7% of the private sector is even in a union. They have little power to affect anything.
Was the Jetsons' maid Rosie a member of a union?
Did she have the right to vote?
I'm sure the democrats will be wanting to sign up all robots as socialist democrats.
Years ago I worked a part-time job where the schedule changed every week. I asked why we couldn’t be scheduled the same hours every week and was told that the scheduling software didn’t allow for that. The place was only open from 6 am to 6 pm. Weird...
Bring back treadmill power.
The marriot app sounds like a fine idea but poorly designed. Proper algorithm design could minimize yoyoing.
Unions trying to keep the extortion and vote power going....
It’s not going to be unions stopping technology, it’s going to be our ruling class. The need for massive and unending immigration from the third world is their goal. Needing the workers is just an excuse. They want to replace the population. Muh free market for labor is just a way to get the right side of the equation to go along with it. How far are we from robots picking lettuce? Probably not far. At least they won’t poop on it.
Surely you can get wooden shoes in bulk on Amazon. Maybe they could use them. ;)
For those in Rio Linda, it’s about Luddites. :)
When I was in a union I kept reminding the leadership that the members needed jobs to actually have a union.
No jobs, no reason to have a union.
The hotels should just use the camera installed in every room to peek in to see if the room needs cleaning or the filming of the occupants fooling around should get uploaded to youtube....
Then Macy’s will have to pay their worker’s more per hour.
I was a cashier for Walmart and faced the same issue. At $9.25 an hour I was required to end work one day at 12:30 am when Walmart closed and start at 6 am the next day when Walmart opened. The issue was that anyone who walked in the door at 12am was allowed to shop as long as they wanted and since I was the only cashier on shift I had to work sometimes leaving after 1 am instead of the 12:30 am I was supposed to. That gave me five hours in between shifts.
How long with unemployment as low at it is will Walmart be able to get cashiers willing to put with that kind of scheduling which was all done electronically?
Answer: I quit. And I doubt Walmart was very successful after I left.
Just look at the Trucking Industry to see the effect of Unions - If it wasn’t for UPS, the Membership would be down to less than 500,000. Union Trucking companies [NEMF] are closing while private drivers are picking up the work. The Teamsters will be down to nothing in the next 10 years.