YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown made a stop in the Valley Thursday to introduce the Workers’ Right to Training Act of 2019, which would help workers when new technology threatens their jobs.
Brown talked about the legislation at the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor. He met with leaders from local labor organizations.
Brown said the legislation would make companies give workers advanced notice when they bring in new technology.
“As they develop new technologies, we want to make sure that workers are taken into account. That workers, if they’re offered job retraining to do those jobs. If they are going to lay off because of technology, that those workers get notice so they can plan their futures, but always that they get a chance to retrain for these jobs.”
The company would have to pay for on-the-job training or help workers find a new job.