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Robot manicures, cocktails and pizzas: Vegas gets automated

The Culinary Union that represents 60,000 workers in Las Vegas and Reno does not take such a rosy view. A labor deal the union reached with major resorts last year expanded on protections against technology, reportedly including advance notice for workers about the implementation of new technology, training for new jobs and severance for unionized workers who are laid off because of automation.

“The Culinary Union has led the fight for respect on-the-job and we will not allow workers to be discarded,” spokesperson Bethany Khan said in a statement sent to The Washington Post. “Everyone deserves the right to dignity at work, the opportunity to provide for their family, and to have job security — we will continue to lead the fight for those rights.”

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