Tell us how changes in technology, automation have impacted your workplace!

Automation and other changes with technology have impacted workers in every sector for decades, including the health care industry. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, has accelerated this phenomenon over the past year and a half, and it shows no signs of stopping.

“This has been an ongoing issue,” said USW Health Care Workers Council Coordinator Tamara Lefcowitz in an informal focus group with several members about the survey last week. “Now we’ve been just been inundated due to COVID.”

From digital key fobs or surveillance cameras that could potentially be used to track and discipline workers, to increased usage of telehealth services, these issues are wide-reaching and highly consequential.

The USW Health Care Workers Council wants to know how these and other new technologies are affecting our members. We have teamed up with the USW Tony Mazzocchi Center (TMC) to create a brief, 5-minute survey on how this has impacted you and your workplaces.

You can access the survey here.

This is just one of the many steps our union is taking to address changing technology in health care, and we appreciate your (voluntary) participation!

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