About 11 months ago

01/19/2017 - Midnight Reads – Workers Say Andrew Puzder Is ‘Not the One to Protect’ Them, But He’s Been Chosen To

Workers Say Andrew Puzder Is ‘Not the One to Protect’ Them, But He’s Been Chosen To
– The New York Times
A critical report from the New York Times says America’s Labor Secretary-designate has spoken out “against labor laws intended to benefit hourly workers like the ones who serve shakes and mop floors at Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, the chains he runs.” His confirmation hearings have been “pushed back indefinitely, allowing Democrats and labor advocates” to ask whether “the head of a company accused of shortchanging workers” can “serve as their champion.”

Robots and Artificial Intelligence Set to Upend the Art of Making a Sale
– The Washington Post
There is a push across the retail industry to bring more automation and data science to one of the few parts of the business that largely remains an art: The act of making a sale.

Labor Force Needs to Work with Robots, Not Be Replaced by Them, Study Says
– The Wall Street Journal
Get used to having a robot as your colleague. A new study argues that to capitalize on advances in automation and artificial intelligence, the global workforce needs to prepare for jobs alongside technology instead of being replaced by it.

An Unlikely Group of Stores Is Becoming a Major Threat to McDonald’s
– Business Insider
Business Insider looks at how convenience stores are increasingly taking market share away from traditional quick service restaurants.