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Helping Workers Hit the Jackpot

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Greenhouse, S. (2019). Helping Workers Hit the Jackpot. In Greenhouse, S. Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor. Knopf Publishing Group, pp. 33-48

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In the two decades since the Culinary unionized the MGM Grand, MGM’s Las Vegas holdings have expanded to include such giant casinos as the Bellagio, Excalibur, Luxor, Mandalay Bay, the Mirage, and New York–New York. In the Culinary’s 2018 contract negotiations with MGM, one of the hottest issues was the union’s fear that many workers would lose their jobs to new technologies, like robots that vacuum hallways and make room service deliveries and touch screens where customers place restaurant orders. MGM and the Culinary, which has been one of the most farsighted unions on technology issues, agreed to create a committee that is studying how employees can be trained to harness—and work alongside—new technologies, instead of being replaced by them. The contract calls for giving the union 180 days’ warning before MGM deploys new technologies and for MGM to try to find positions for any displaced workers. “You are not going to stop technology,” Taylor said. “The question is whether workers will be partners in its deployment or bystanders that get run over by it….At the end of the day, [MGM] can move forward, but this gives us time to understand the effects.”

should go further tho

—p.44 by Steven Greenhouse 4 years, 3 months ago

In the two decades since the Culinary unionized the MGM Grand, MGM’s Las Vegas holdings have expanded to include such giant casinos as the Bellagio, Excalibur, Luxor, Mandalay Bay, the Mirage, and New York–New York. In the Culinary’s 2018 contract negotiations with MGM, one of the hottest issues was the union’s fear that many workers would lose their jobs to new technologies, like robots that vacuum hallways and make room service deliveries and touch screens where customers place restaurant orders. MGM and the Culinary, which has been one of the most farsighted unions on technology issues, agreed to create a committee that is studying how employees can be trained to harness—and work alongside—new technologies, instead of being replaced by them. The contract calls for giving the union 180 days’ warning before MGM deploys new technologies and for MGM to try to find positions for any displaced workers. “You are not going to stop technology,” Taylor said. “The question is whether workers will be partners in its deployment or bystanders that get run over by it….At the end of the day, [MGM] can move forward, but this gives us time to understand the effects.”

should go further tho

—p.44 by Steven Greenhouse 4 years, 3 months ago