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Service workers face more harassment than ever. Panic buttons can help.

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  1. DepartedPretzel
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    Totally dig this, especially if unions like UNITE HERE have backed the legislation behind panic buttons. Looks like ROAR’s product involves Bluetooth beacons that receive button pushes and track...

    Totally dig this, especially if unions like UNITE HERE have backed the legislation behind panic buttons. Looks like ROAR’s product involves Bluetooth beacons that receive button pushes and track employees following a button push.

    I do have concerns, such as racist workers using these more on people of color, workplaces implicitly discouraging the use of panic buttons through employee training, and if employers will exploit the wireless technology to track employees. Despite the concerns, I hope this expands beyond hotels. I hope nursing unions catch wind of this and bring panic buttons to many more hospitals.

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