There’s no question that technology has helped to create a safer workplace. But there’s also no question that technology is changing the workplace—as well as the laborer. In the coming years, we’ll have to redefine what it means to work because there is no question that we’ll see more and more automation of labor. Skills may become less of a commodity. Laborer rights will have to be re-evaluated and redefined. And the struggles between the worker and management will continue. Which is why it’s probably easy to lose sight of the most valuable victory the American labor movement won for it’s workers in Labor Day: Time.
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Labor Day: It’s About Time
By Krystal D’Costa | August 30, 2013