IT Union: was: High-tech Firms Seek To End Cap On Foreign Workers

Paul Hughes (
Wed, 25 Feb 1998 21:54:57 -0800

What I find interesting, is why haven't IT workers, especially 'Microserfs' formed
some kind of union or protection scheme to save themselves from increasing
exploitation and possible termination? One thing is for certain, there has never
been a more prosperous or intelligent workforce as exists withing the IT
industry. You would think that as soon as Microsoft proposes to eliminate
overtime pay, that 20,000 workers would then go on strike and essentially shut
down Microsoft - wouldn't this be crippling? After all isn't there a severe IT
shortage that we all keep hearing about?

Prodoundly Perplexed,

Paul Hughes