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Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the hottest topics facing employers right now, with workers in nearly every industry around the world expressing concerns that their jobs could soon be expendable – and unions have taken note, using contract negotiations to include protections against the rapidly growing technology.
IRI Consultants is keeping a close eye on AI in the labor market and has outlined where five of the U.S.’s biggest unions stand when it comes to AI in the workplace, in addition to what employers should be doing now to curb employees’ fears.
When it comes to AI, AFL-CIO believes1:
When it comes to AI, the Teamsters believe2:
When it comes to AI, CWA believes3:
When it comes to AI, SEIU believes4:
When it comes to AI, UFCW believes5:
Given everything we know union organizers are saying to workers about AI and how they can protect them, here are some things that you can be doing now to ensure your employees don’t feel like they need protection from a third party.
If you’re looking for support in implementing or responding to concerns about AI, our labor experts at IRI Consultants are available and willing to help. We have a wide range of expertise, especially in using AI to develop effective internal communications to increase employee engagement and satisfaction.
At IRI, we provide training tools and consulting services to help organizations maintain direct communications with their employees to avoid becoming part of the unionization trend. We believe every business is different, and each requires its own holistic and customized approach to communications and employee engagement. Whether you need an internal communications or engagement assessment, guidance in developing your internal communications or engagement strategy or social media strategy, digital media intelligence, crisis communications services, media relations, or media training, we have expert communications and engagement consultants who can quickly provide a specialized solution. Contact us using the chat on the right to discuss the next steps, or give us a call at (313) 965-0350.