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Freight Automation: Dangers, Threats, and Opportunities for Health and Equity - Shared screen with speaker view
Judy Asman, LNS
46:22
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Judy Asman, LNS
46:34
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Maple Osterbrink
01:01:24
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)
Steve Ongerth
01:04:29
@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. :-)
Maple Osterbrink
01:05:28
O ok :)
Enjoli DeGrasse
01:06:31
platooning trucks are supposed to disengage at exit ramps. now I don't know how that will happen with drone platooning vehicels
Lael White
01:06:56
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.
Lael White
01:09:00
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.
Lael White
01:10:33
Another organization with similar focus to RWU and Solutionary Rail is Climate Rail Alliance www.climaterailalliance.org
Michael Leon Guerrero, LNS
01:11:15
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
Enjoli DeGrasse
01:11:52
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.
Maple Osterbrink
01:13:20
I say don't assume electrification or automation of trucks is really going to happen except tests
Maple Osterbrink
01:13:34
tesys have gone funky/bad
Maple Osterbrink
01:13:39
tests
Lael White
01:13:41
A train of trucks should be on a train. Rail uses 2/3 less energy than highway and generates 2/3 fewer emissions.
Maple Osterbrink
01:14:36
:) right
Joel Ervice, RAMP
01:15:34
Yes X 1000!
brenda wiest
01:16:03
Brenda Wiest
Steve Ongerth
01:16:07
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 <greensyndicalist@gmail.com>, Occupied Ohlone Territory.
Tia Koonse
01:16:11
Amazing presentation! Tia Koonse here, UCLA Labor Center and Cal State Dominguez Hills Labor Studies
Lael White
01:16:24
Tom White - Climate Rail Alliance - taw@climaterailalliance.org
Steve Ongerth
01:16:35
You are right; my apologies.
Yana Kalmyka
01:16:49
Yana Kalmyka with the Warehouse Workers for Justice in Will County, IL. www.ww4j.org Thanks so much for your presentation!
Enjoli DeGrasse
01:17:02
Enjoli DeGrasse, Industrial Hygienist, Teamsters
brenda wiest
01:17:05
Brenda Wiest Teamsters 117 brenda@teamsters117.org Seattle WA
Steve Ongerth
01:17:27
We put the report on ecology.iww.org :-)
Maple Osterbrink
01:17:33
:)
Oren Kadosh
01:17:45
Fascinating and important report. Thank you.
Steve Ongerth
01:17:50
Thank you!