That’s the situation in Oregon, the new front-runner for socialism in the US, surpassing even California.
[T]he Oregon AFL-CIO wants voters to limit self-checkout kiosks in grocery stores.
The State’s Attorney General still has to sign off on the union’s ballot measure, ironically titled the Grocery Store Service and Community Protection Act, but that’s a formality in a State that favors Antifa violence over law and order and actual protection of communities.
The union claims—and it’s serious—that
self-service checkouts add “to social isolation and related negative health consequences” for shoppers.
…contribute to retail workers feeling devalued….
Because, the union insists, Oregon’s citizens are such snowflakes, so easily triggered. Such infantilization of grown, adult human beings ought to be insulting to the people of Oregon, consumers and workers alike. We’ll find out whether they’re insulted, though, from how they vote in 2020 when the measure is on the ballot.
If the good citizens of Oregon do show their tenderness by voting up the measure, we can look forward to the unions demanding sackers in stores be featherbedded. Make-work is, after all, how the socialists keep their populations (more or less) employed. And how the Precious find comfort.