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Thinking About Automation? Don’t Forget About the Duty to Bargain


Transit employers thinking about adopting autonomous vehicle technology need to consider the labor law ramifications of automation early in the decision-making process. In the second of a five-part series, Alvaro Hasani published an article focused on a transit employer’s duty to bargain as a consideration when deciding whether or not to automate their fleet. Alvaro explains that “[w]hen a transit authority considers automation, a duty to bargain with labor over the decision to automate and a duty to bargain over the effects of the decision may arise.” He goes on to explain what laws govern the duty to bargain generally and what such a duty might mean for employers.

To read the full article, visit METRO.

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