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To: Congress

Protect workers from AI abuses!

Newly emerging technologies with artificial intelligence (AI) are already radically transforming the world of work. Not only is AI taking jobs away from significant markets, but AI is also being used as a corporate tool for surveillance, keystroke logging, webcam monitoring, performance assessment, and even the hiring and firing of workers.

On top of that, AI is being built on the backs of data workers, who spend countless hours training AI systems to recognize what would be common sense distinctions for a human–like what’s a tree versus a pole. Recent reports have surfaced of workers performing repetitive tasks to train AI systems under precarious labor conditions, earning wages far below the minimum wage — sometimes as low as $1.77 per hour without any benefits.

The situation is exacerbated by the lack of policies protecting labor rights and addressing the unique challenges posed by AI and digital labor.

It's time for Congress to step in to safeguard the rights and well-being of these workers. Congress must act to establish robust protections related to workplace technology. This includes ensuring fair compensation, healthy working conditions, and the right to collective bargaining.

Why is this important?

Big Tech corporations hype up advances in AI as ways they might improve their products or services, but the ugly truth is that they are using AI to pad their profit margins and exploit workers. Given how fast the field of AI is developing, we need to speak out NOW to protect workers’ rights.




2023-12-11 17:30:30 -0500

100 signatures reached

2023-12-11 16:38:06 -0500

50 signatures reached

2023-12-11 16:28:06 -0500

25 signatures reached

2023-12-10 03:46:02 -0500

10 signatures reached