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From Airlines to Hollywood, Workers Are Fighting t0 Keep AI at Bay
Posted On: Jun 09, 2023
June 9, 2023 | WORKERS' RIGHTS | While artificial intelligence [AI] is rapidly improving and some economists predict the technology will put millions of workers out of jobs, labor unions are fighting against it. In bargaining sessions, AI is increasingly becoming a central sticking point, with organizers making the case that companies are shortsighted to replace knowledge workers with technology that can’t match human creativity and is riddled with errors and bias….Labor unions are no strangers to combating technological advances. In the 1950s, autoworker unions fought to incorporate numerical computing machines into carmaking without replacing people on the assembly line. Warehouse workers have pushed to not be replaced by robots. Office workers sought protections after the rise of the internet and tools such as spreadsheets. The Washington Post
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