Future of Work

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Texas AFL-CIO urges policymakers to establish a safety net, including expanded unemployment benefits and job training, for Texas workers who experience mass displacement because of automation, artificial intelligence and other new technologies; 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Texas AFL-CIO urges the Texas Legislature to overturn the Texas Workforce Commission’s rule that designates gig economy workers as “marketplace contractors”; 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Texas AFL-CIO urges consumers not to cooperate with businesses that seek to displace workers through automation, including but not limited to scanning and bagging groceries and other merchandise; and

 BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that the Texas AFL-CIO calls on affiliates to build a voice in all planning on the future of work, including but not limited to long-range goal-setting, public advocacy, and membership on public bodies that consider long-term workplace policies.