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The Louisiana Weekly: Study: Driverless Vehicles Could Speed Workers to the Poor House

A Louisiana Weekly story uses our “Stick Shift: Autonomous Vehicles, Driving Jobs, and the Future of Work” report as the basis for this article on the future of drivers in the automation age. Self-driving vehicles will drive over 4 million workers to the unemployment line if the technology is fully implemented in a short period […]

By |April 3rd, 2017

Commercial Carrier Journal: When the robots come for our jobs

Commercial Carrier Journal uses our autonomous-vehicle report as the basis for an article about the future of trucking in an era when companies are churning out driverless trucks and other vehicles. If autonomy slashes 4 million jobs, the entire transportation labor force would crash to about 120,000 jobs. Assuming each segment (buses, taxis and trucking) […]

By |March 30th, 2017

Insurance Journal: 4 Million Driving Jobs at Risk from Autonomous Vehicles: Report

Insurance Journal features CGPS’s latest report, “Stick Shift: Autonomous Vehicles, Driving Jobs, and the Future of Work,” and quotes President Rockeymoore on the future of automation. “This crisis is likely right around the corner. We need a strong safety net that can bolster workers in the event of large-scale, rapid job losses, along with policies that […]

By |March 27th, 2017

Bill Press Show: The Future of Autonomous Labor

Dr. Rockeymoore stopped by the Bill Press Show to talk about the autonomous vehicle report and what driverless technology may mean for the workforce. We are not paying attention to the labor market impact: what this driverless technology will mean for human workers.

By |March 27th, 2017

The Root Op-ed: Will Driverless Vehicles Put Black People Out of Work?

Dr. Rockeymoore writes in a Root.com opinion piece that African Americans have a lot to lose if autonomous vehicles start to replace those who make their livings in the driving profession. With 4.23 percent of black workers employed in driving jobs, compared with 2.85 percent of all workers in these jobs, blacks rely on driving […]

By |March 26th, 2017

NewCo Shift Op-ed: The Gig is Up: Why Tech Must Prioritize the Safety Net

In an op-ed for NewCo Shift, Dr. Maya Rockeymoore states tech companies must move to protect workers who may be adversely affected by automation, even if lawmakers will not. If left unchallenged, Washington’s current direction will be disastrous not only for American workers but also for the tech sector. For the benefits of autonomous technology […]

By |March 19th, 2017

Philadelphia Tribune: Lawmakers not ready for talks on job losses from automation

In an article that explores the impact of automation on the future of work, The Philadelphia Tribune cites CGPS’s “Stick Shift: Autonomous Vehicles, Driving Jobs, and the Future of Work” report and quotes Dr. Rockeymoore. “Automation is happening very fast and, unfortunately, it’s happening at a time when Republicans in Congress and a Republican president […]

By |March 18th, 2017

NorthStar News Today: Study: Driverless Vehicles Could Speed Workers to the Poor House

This weekly online newspaper featured a story about our “Stick Shift:  Autonomous Vehicles, Driving Jobs, and the Future of Work” report. “Many of those impacted could lose their jobs and experience declining wages in both driving and non-driving occupations. The economic ripple effects throughout those states and regions would be severe.”

By |March 16th, 2017

WIRED Op-ed: Cutting Social Services Only Makes the Robotic Takeover Worse

In her WIRED opinion piece, Dr. Maya Rockeymoore called for an aggressive safety net to protect workers who may lose their jobs to automation. Expanding social insurance programs like Medicaid, unemployment insurance, and Social Security will also be vital for preventing undue hardship for displaced workers and their families. Medicaid and unemployment insurance, for example, should […]

By |March 14th, 2017

Fast CoExist — A Farewell to Truckers: Automation Will Make Driving Jobs All But Obsolete

Ben Schiller highlights the threat automation causes to the truck driving profession, projected by both the Obama White House and the Center for Global Policy Solutions, among others, and the policies we recommend to help deal with the job loss. The CGPS report calls for new policies to deal with the fallout including unemployment insurance, a […]

By |March 13th, 2017