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Sorry for the delay! Holidays and that...
A new report reveals that the rate of serious injuries in Amazon warehouses are seriously high. Enough so, that something that you should probably think about before you place your next order--will this be the package that breaks a worker's back?
Working beside robots, it turns out, doesn't displace labor so much as it puts it grave physical danger.
We also look at the latest robot rhetoric from Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang as well as an Op-Ed by the ALF-CIO's Liz Shuler and Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown.
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Robots should fear death https://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/robots/a29831507/robots-mortality/
Amazon is literally grinding workers down: https://www.revealnews.org/article/behind-the-smiles/?fbclid=IwAR3jVVk_0PIWGKIAh8ix_7r7pPck8Bh-0oaRjumAHIw2rVHZnpWmZxBPBzA
Andrew Yang Letter to the Editor on Robots: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/14/opinion/andrew-yang-jobs.html
AFLCIO + Sen Brown on automation policy for workers: https://www.wired.com/story/opinion-workers-deserve-a-say-in-automation/
Recommended... Ben Tarnoff on Left Tech Policy: https://bentarnoff.substack.com/p/platforms-dont-exist