Riding with Technology: Prioritizing Workers and Communities in a Changing World

Jul 22, 2022

Advances in robotics, autonomous vehicles, drone technologies, and the collection and use of data are all changing the relationship between workers and technology, at times with negative or unforeseen consequences for workers and communities. The Teamsters is one of the largest and most diverse transportation unions in the world. In this interview, Doug Bloch, Political Director for the Teamsters Joint Council 7, discusses how his organization is building partnerships with AV companies and is working with state and city stakeholders in California to create regulatory guidelines for AVs, to ensure that workers’ voices are part of the conversation around the deployment of these new technologies.