Plumbers Union Fighting The Big Job Threat: Waterless Urinals!
from the the-march-of-progress dept
Over the years, there have been plenty of stories about different professions getting worried about the forward march of technology, and how it might automate them out of a job. While it is painful for those who are forced to go through a change they may not have been prepared for, historically it’s tended to improve society and add many more new (and often better) jobs in response. However, some things never change — and people complaining about new technology taking them out of a job will always be an issue. The latest case, though, seems a bit over the top in its complaints. WeeBit writes in to let us know that the plumbers union in Philadelphia is protesting a developer’s plan to install “116 waterless, no-flush urinals.” It seems that those waterless, no-flush urinals might mean less work for the union’s plumbers — and so they’re not happy. Apparently, this has become quite the… uh… non-issue in the Philadelphia mayoral election, with the various candidates all being asked their position on the scourge of modern waterless urinals.