Are the Teamsters Trying to Kill Driverless Tech, or Save the Truck Drivers?

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by cheryl, Apr 28, 2018.

  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

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  2. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Single digit midget!

    It is both.
     
  4. Tony Q

    Tony Q Well-Known Member

    The Teamsters are lost as a labor organization. With all the infighting and politics going on, I doubt they have any real plan for driverless trucks.
     
  5. eats packages

    eats packages Tetris Master

    CDL jobs (in general) are in very high demand as a combined result of the small market of individuals interested + the aggressive downward pressure on wages offered for these positions.
    Automation in this field would initially close these two gaps first, so while the technology could show up tomorrow, there really is no jeopardizing jobs until we are a couple extra years in.