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Longshore Work, Automation, Technology and the Future of Our Work and Lives

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Longshore Work, Automation, Technology and the Future of Our Work and Lives – Conference

The drive to automate the docks and the maritime industry is moving forward rapidly and, in some European ports, the transfer of cargo has been automated forcing thousands of longshore workers out of the industry. The capitalists are also already working on designing automated ships with almost no crews to cut their labor costs and increase their profits. This educational conference will look at the history of containerization in the past and what longshore workers face today and in the future to defend labor union and worker rights.

Initial Speakers:
Bob Carnegie: Maritime Union of Australia Queensland Branch Secretary
Raquel Varela: Instituto de História Contemporânea
Honorary Fellow IISH (Amsterdam), Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Study Group on Labor and Social Conflicts
Ken Riley, President of Charleston ILA 1422 and IDC North American Representative
Sponsored by LaborTech.net, ILWU Local 10


July 15
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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LaborTech.net, ILWU Local 10


ILWU Local 10 Henry Schmidt Room
400 North Point St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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J.J. Mor
July 12, 2017, 3:58 am

No computerised system can overcome the human brain and skill, not now yet neither will it be in the near future.
400 container movements in a 6 hour shift, Barcelona Port, Spain.., beat that careless engineers and terminal CEO’s!

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