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Jun 01, 2005, 01:00 (14 Talkback[s])
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"For several years a number of us have been anticipating the emergence of a Software Labor Union. The argument has not been whether it will emerge but what form it will take. The conditions for forming technology unions have never been better.

"In many companies there exists a huge difference in compensation between the management (particularly the CEOs) and the folks that actually make and service the products. There is also an increasing tendency for executives to treat employees (particularly IT employees) as disposable assets, and you have what appears to be an increasing lack of respect for the competence of management in the industry..."

[Editor's Note: This is Rob Enderle's take on the O'Gara/Groklaw incident. In the words of the contributor of this story: "simply amazing." -BKP]

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