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Port workers rally against automation

A port worker holds up signs that protests automation in place of humans.
A port worker holds up signs that protests automation in place of humans.
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The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners was set to decide on whether to approve a key construction permit. A first step toward installing infrastructure that would let automated cargo trucks operate.

This is the latest effort to expand automation — two facilities at the ports already use driverless vehicles.

Port officials say automation will increase efficiency. Many port workers worry it will take away their jobs. 

This is an archive post of a story that aired on the radio on April 16.