As put simply by Walter Reuther
who founded the United Auto Workers, the powerful labor union in the US, the task of labor is to carve out the pie as fairly as possible.
Nationally he was one of the founders, along with Eleanor Roosevelt and United Automobile Workers president Walter Reuther
, of the anti-Communist Americans for Democratic Action.
Republican" among conservatives of his day, and Walter Reuther
, the legendary leader of the United Auto Workers Union.
When a Ford plant installed robots, Walter Reuther
, a long-ago president of the United Auto Workers union, is said to have asked a manager: "How are you going to get them to buy Fords?" But Reuther's argument is fallacious.
He goes on to illustrate this by pointing to an exchange between MIT professor and cybernetics pioneer, Norbert Wiener, to then-United Auto Workers president, Walter Reuther
. In that 1949 letter, Wiener informed Reuther that the world of the (middle class) mass worker was to be threatened by "cybernetic automata." (41)
Union boss Walter Reuther
had the perfect answer: "Henry, how are you going to get them to buy your cars?"
Members of the United Automobile Workers (UAW), influenced by the social activism of their leader, Walter Reuther
, made personal visits to farm worker union halls and picket lines and provided financial assistance.
Special guests spoke, including Walter Reuther
, head of the United Automobile Workers, and then as Reverend King took the pulpit, the crowd roared, the photographers set off explosions of light that half blinded us, and we heard his familiar, mellow, confident voice.
was a founder of the leftist Americans for Democratic Action and headed the United Auto Workers labor union, later rising to head the Congress of Industrial Organizations (of which the UAW was a member).
In 1948, Norbert Wiener, former child prodigy and the father of cybernetics, wrote a letter to Walter Reuther
, president of the United Auto Workers Union, in which he ominously warned that the future combination of machines and computers would yield an "apparatus that would lead to the factory without employees, as, for example, the automatic automobile assembly line ...
"You can't stop technological progress, and it would be silly to try it if you could," said Walter Reuther
, president of the United Automobile Workers.