By Fred Goldstein
Two scholars at Oxford University have made an exhaustive study of 702 U.S. occupations and new techniques in automation. They concluded that 47 percent of existing jobs are at high risk of being automated in the next decade or so. …
The workers and the unions must get control over the introduction of technology and not leave it to the will of the bosses. Any introduction of labor-saving technology must be accompanied by demands to shorten hours without loss in pay, covering as many jobs as possible. …
But it is not robots that endanger jobs. It is capitalism and the bosses that are the threat. That must be clearly understood by the working class.
This study shows more than ever that the amount of labor time necessary for the production of the wealth that society needs to live on is diminishing with each advance in technology. The problem under capitalism and the profit system is that the reduction in necessary labor time results in an increase in unemployment.
— Heather Cottin via Facebook
U.S. Hands off Ukraine! No War with Russia
Why is Washington trying to impose a neo-Nazi gov’t on Ukraine?
The U.S. has spent at least $5 billion to install a neo-Nazi coup government in Ukraine. Congress and the Obama administration have promised the coup leaders $10 billion more.
Wall Street wants to control the country’s oil and gas pipelines. NATO wants military bases on the border of Russia.
We say NO!
We stand with the anti-fascist resistance of the Ukrainian people who reject the coup in Kiev.
Russia is acting only to defend itself. Russia is not the aggressor in Ukraine; the U.S. is.
Eastern Airlines Strike - March 4, 1989
The lockout and strike was provoked by owner Frank Lorenzo, a corporate raider and general sleaze - named as one of Time Magazine’s 10 “worst bosses of the century.” Eventually Lorenzo sold Eastern to windbag Donald Trump. Eastern collapsed and stopped flying on January 19, 1991. Up to the night before, the airline continued to sell tickets to unsuspecting passengers. Capitalism at its finest.
Eastern Airlines Strike Banner by Mike Alewitz
Via Mike Alewitz