Freight Automation: Dangers, Threats, and Opportunities for Health and Equity - Shared screen with speaker view
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Angelo has been a guest speaker at solutionaryrail.org SRail has Goal of electrifying rail (like EU) but now in this emissions crisis even first is to get long-distance diesel trucks off highways and onto trains! SR is with the Moving Forward Network and the RWU rail workers Union...those freight (=private corps) workers are on call 14/7, very understaffed already. Healthier conditions would exist with NON-diesel ALL these vehicles AND for our atmosphere. (I am SR volunteer/ambassador)
@Maple:RWU member here. RWU isn't a "union" per se; it's a group of union members and officials, most of whom are *in* railroad worker unions, but is mainly a solidarity organization. :-)
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platooning trucks are supposed to disengage at exit ramps. now I don't know how that will happen with drone platooning vehicels
Platooning: The trucking industry is already very heavily subsidized by many public giveaways. Platooning is the taking of the highways for their purpose...and we're all supposed to go along with it.
Train cruise control for the purpose of minimizing fuel consumption makes travel time unpredictable, increasing delays (and idling time) at points where one train must give way to another on the same track.
Another organization with similar focus to RWU and Solutionary Rail is Climate Rail Alliance www.climaterailalliance.org
Michael Leon Guerrero, LNS
Speaking of pace of work, Governor Newsom just signed AB 701: The Warehousing Workers protection bill (authored by Assembly member Lorena Gonzalez and pushed by the LA Fed)! First of its kind legislation that addresses the issue of algorithmic based work
thanks for the report, I am glad that folks are really making more of an effort to look into how automation is affecting the environment and worker health and safety.
I say don't assume electrification or automation of trucks is really going to happen except tests
tesys have gone funky/bad
A train of trucks should be on a train. Rail uses 2/3 less energy than highway and generates 2/3 fewer emissions.
Joel Ervice, RAMP
Yes X 1000!
Steve Ongerth (he/him), Richmond, CA, public transportation worker (ferry deckhand), Cofounder of the IWW Environmental Union Caucus ( https://ecology.iww.org ), cofounder of Labor For Standing Rock ( https://www.facebook.com/Labor4SR), Inland Boatman's Union (IBU) SF Bay Area Region (ILWU affiliate), Labor Network for Sustainability, East Bay DSA, email <email@example.com>, Occupied Ohlone Territory.
Amazing presentation! Tia Koonse here, UCLA Labor Center and Cal State Dominguez Hills Labor Studies
Tom White - Climate Rail Alliance - firstname.lastname@example.org
You are right; my apologies.
Yana Kalmyka with the Warehouse Workers for Justice in Will County, IL. www.ww4j.org Thanks so much for your presentation!
Enjoli DeGrasse, Industrial Hygienist, Teamsters
Brenda Wiest Teamsters 117 email@example.com Seattle WA
We put the report on ecology.iww.org :-)
Fascinating and important report. Thank you.