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The Dr. Vibe Show: Dr. Maya Rockeymoore “Will Driverless Vehicles Put Black People Out of Work?”

Canada-based The Dr. Vibe Show interviewed Dr. Maya Rockeymoore about CGPS’s autonomous vehicles report. “We found out that there would be plenty of people hurt (with a rapid implementation of autonomous-vehicle technology).”

By |April 19th, 2017

The Root: Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Why We Must Focus on Black Girls and Child Sexual Abuse

Tarana Burke, senior director of Programs for Girls for Gender Equity, cites CGPS research in her powerful opinion/editorial piece. “In 2014, there was a jarring report, “The Wealth Gap for Women of Color,” released by the Center for Global Policy Solutions, that said that African-American women have an average median wealth of $100.”

By |April 18th, 2017

Media Coverage of “Stick Shift: Autonomous Vehicles, Driving Jobs, and the Future of Work”

Op-eds by Dr. Rockeymoore: – The Root, Will Driverless Vehicles Put Black People Out of Work? – NewCo Shift, The Gig is Up: Why Tech Must Prioritize the Safety Net – WIRED, Cutting Social Services only Makes the Robotic Takeover Worse Media coverage: – NPR, How Driverless Vehicles Could Harm Professional Drivers Of Color – […]

By |April 6th, 2017

NPR CodeSwitch: How Driverless Vehicles Could Harm Professional Drivers Of Color

Vignes Ramachandran delves into our report, “Stick Shift: Autonomous Vehicles, Driving Jobs, and the Future of Work.” “These are important living-wage, if not middle-class jobs for people of color,” said Maya Rockeymoore, president of the Center for Global Policy Solutions. “If these jobs go away, you’ve got a significant percentage of the African-American workforce [4.23 […]

By |April 5th, 2017

The Louisiana Weekly: Study: Driverless Vehicles Could Speed Workers to the Poor House

A Louisiana Weekly story uses our “Stick Shift: Autonomous Vehicles, Driving Jobs, and the Future of Work” report as the basis for this article on the future of drivers in the automation age. Self-driving vehicles will drive over 4 million workers to the unemployment line if the technology is fully implemented in a short period […]

By |April 3rd, 2017

Commercial Carrier Journal: When the robots come for our jobs

Commercial Carrier Journal uses our autonomous-vehicle report as the basis for an article about the future of trucking in an era when companies are churning out driverless trucks and other vehicles. If autonomy slashes 4 million jobs, the entire transportation labor force would crash to about 120,000 jobs. Assuming each segment (buses, taxis and trucking) […]

By |March 30th, 2017

Insurance Journal: 4 Million Driving Jobs at Risk from Autonomous Vehicles: Report

Insurance Journal features CGPS’s latest report, “Stick Shift: Autonomous Vehicles, Driving Jobs, and the Future of Work,” and quotes President Rockeymoore on the future of automation. “This crisis is likely right around the corner. We need a strong safety net that can bolster workers in the event of large-scale, rapid job losses, along with policies that […]

By |March 27th, 2017

Bill Press Show: The Future of Autonomous Labor

Dr. Rockeymoore stopped by the Bill Press Show to talk about the autonomous vehicle report and what driverless technology may mean for the workforce. We are not paying attention to the labor market impact: what this driverless technology will mean for human workers.

By |March 27th, 2017

The Root Op-ed: Will Driverless Vehicles Put Black People Out of Work?

Dr. Rockeymoore writes in a Root.com opinion piece that African Americans have a lot to lose if autonomous vehicles start to replace those who make their livings in the driving profession. With 4.23 percent of black workers employed in driving jobs, compared with 2.85 percent of all workers in these jobs, blacks rely on driving […]

By |March 26th, 2017

NewCo Shift Op-ed: The Gig is Up: Why Tech Must Prioritize the Safety Net

In an op-ed for NewCo Shift, Dr. Maya Rockeymoore states tech companies must move to protect workers who may be adversely affected by automation, even if lawmakers will not. If left unchallenged, Washington’s current direction will be disastrous not only for American workers but also for the tech sector. For the benefits of autonomous technology […]

By |March 19th, 2017