Education: Meeting Automation

Over half a century and more, labor has profited, along with industry, by continuous solutions of the problem of competition with the machine. The electronic age makes the problem all the more complicated. Last week in a night class in Los Angeles, a dozen members of the United Steelworkers of America (C.I.O.) took a step toward preparing themselves for the day of the automated factory. Wedged behind desks built to suit the proportions of their teen-age children, the men (average age: 36) listened intently to 31-year-old Stanley Hauer, instructor and planner of their...

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