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IBM Uses Dutch Tax Haven to Boost Profits as Sales Slide

The Techtopus: How Silicon Valley’s most celebrated CEOs conspired to drive down 100,000 tech engineers’ wages

IBM sells its x86 server business to Lenovo for $2.3 billion

Cuts in the cards for IBM: Insiders say managers must list candidates for 'resource action' by Friday

IBM Software Blamed for Troubled State Health Exchanges

IBM sees $1 billion charge for more job cuts

All eyes are on IBM earnings report, due today

Public health expert: IBM study is worldwide issue

Boeing's hollow victory

IBM Struggles to Turn Watson Computer Into Big Business

IBM's Watson unit racks up less than $100m in three years - despite $1bn hopes

IBM, ST Microelectronics keen on wafer fabrication unit

5-year IBM cancer study: No firm conclusion

North Carolina State Employees Union Hires SEC Expert For $83 Billion Pension Forensic Investigation

Minnesota Slams IBM On Health Insurance Exchange Woes

Dayton slams IBM for failures with MNsure website

Corporate pension plans at strongest funding in years

IBM, ST Microelectronics keen on wafer fabrication unit

HP to Cut 34,000 as Prospects Falter — Future Looks No Better

IBM spends holiday season wrangling e-tail FAIL

Myer website crashes during Boxing Day sale ''Both IBM internationally and in Australia, and most of our IT team, are working furiously to get it right...''

Feds Say Foreign Competition Led To Some IBM Layoffs

PepsiCo transfers 260 workers to IBM

Fortune 500: Worst-performing stocks of 2013: IBM makes the list

Deutsche Bank Disclosure Lapse in CO2 Case Blamed on IBM Staff

Nice Gig: IBM’s Retiring CFO to Consult at $7,000 a Day

Shareholder Sues IBM For Allegedly Hiding China Risks Amid NSA Spying Scandal

IBM Says Economy Remains Discouraging

UPDATE: Cowen Downgrades IBM (IBM) to Market Perform

Leaked IBM data shows work force in RTP down 30% since 2009

Rochester IBM head count: 2,740

IBM agrees to pay $44,500 for ads that U.S. government said showed preference for visa holders

Retirees fear shift into exchanges

IBM's BPO business sell-off to affect Indian employees

IBM halts 'recent grads' job postings

The STEM Crisis Is a Myth

The Microsoft CEO candidate no one is discussing: Sam Palmisano

Maximizing shareholder value: The goal that changed corporate America

Newman still considering legal action against IBM

If IBM cloud-washed its earnings results, it's likely not alone

Microsoft, Google, IBM far behind AWS in IaaS, PaaS segments, data shows

Ex-IBM employee wins reprieve over contempt fine

10 reasons the US economy is stuck

Imagine a Labor Day Without Labor Law

House panel approves bill increasing H-1B limit.

Grayson Announces Bill to Let Workers Personally Sue Bosses Who Retaliate

IBM to make Chinese job cuts

IBM still not talking
Labor Commissioner says company has to notify her when 25 or more workers are let go

IBM to 1,700 Laid Off Employees: You've Been Remixed

Analyst speculates IBM is cutting up to 8,000 jobs; cuts are global.

Source: 'Hundreds' of IBMers in NC hit with layoff notices

High-tech industry big immigration bill winner

Unions mobilize as labor board faces paralysis in Obama's second term

Shumlin: State ready to respond if IBM cuts workers
Employee group says layoffs are coming to Essex plant.

Alt-Labor - Nonunion workers’ groups are gathering strength across the country. But will they ever make the kind of impact that traditional labor once did?

Department of Labor 'looking into' EIT layoffs

600 workers remain at Endicott Interconnect Document reveals measures taken to keep company afloat

CFO warns IBM's 'underperforming' storage crew: We'll take 'substantial action' Legacy mid-range and entry arrays look unsafe

IBM Profit Machine Slows; Layoffs Planned

IBM In Talks To Sell x86 Server Business To Lenovo

In immigration debate, some query skilled-worker shortage

The Infinity Pool of Executive Pay

New York fast-food workers turn up heat on pay demands

A secure retirement a fading dream for growing numbers

IBM Ex-CEO's Perks: $1 Million for Office, Cars

Work Smarter, Not Harder--Unless Told To Do Both

IBM defends 401(k) plan changes after criticized by 2 Senators

Working People Deserve A Functioning NLRB

IBM pays CEO $15.4M in her 1st year on the job

How H-1B Visas Are Screwing Tech Workers

Two senators blast IBM for changes in employee 401(K) plans

'Stunned silence' as IBM breaks news to Rochester employees

As stock rises, IBM moving hundreds of jobs south to Mexico

IBM eyes China, South America, Africa and big data for 2015 growth

Target 8: IBM Refuses to Release Jobs Numbers Following Deadline

IBM Security Tool Can Flag "Disgruntled Employees"

3.5 Million Jobs at Stake if Infrastructure Continues to Crumble

Most Canadian employees just say 'no' to IBM transfer

The Great Walmart Walkout

IBM Leader in Gutting 401(k)s

City gives IBM millions in tax breaks for new jobs

Tech workers, beware: IBM cuts retirement, Microsoft wants more H-1Bs
IT wages are flat, and employers are still trying to slash costs, push down salaries, and raise the cap H-1B visas.

IBM's latest retirement move is bad for workers

The grinch who stole IT's Christmas.
Bad news about IT wages and bonuses, as well as job pressures from offshoring and shift to the cloud, dampen holiday cheer.

IBM changes 401(k) contribution plan; some workers revolt

IBM work force in N.C., U.S. keeps dropping but grows in India

New York Fast Food Workers Walk Off the Job

In a symbolic shift, IBM's India workforce likely exceeds U.S.

NDP giving SAP to IBM: a deal with the devil

IBM Australia crashes on back of revenue failure

Will IBM's Bet On A Realigned Jobs Market Be Its Undoing?

Blocking Bain Trucks to Save Jobs in Freeport

Foxconn's iPhone plant "paralyzed" as thousands strike: report

IBM Endicott Plume Update

IBM continuing to encourage Offshoring

CWA Verizon contract settled

How IBM manages to pay just 7 per cent tax despite billion pound profits from government deals

Executive Excess 2012: The CEO Hands in Uncle Sam's Pocket

Union Workers present IBM with raspberry "Hall of Shame" medal

US poverty on track to rise to highest since 1960s

Call center in Tucson has closed, IBM says

No pay raises for IBM executives this year

Average U.S. family's wealth plunged 40% in recession, Fed says

IBM Is Screwing Some Of Its Most Loyal Employees

IBM picks Ireland for 'several hundred' jobs, new tech hub

IBM offers early retirement package, protection from layoffs

IBM Nudges U.S. Workers Toward Early Retirement

Paying Taxes to the Boss

How to fix IBM in a week Cringely Part 4

Magical thinking at IBM Cringely Part 3

Something's rotten in IBM Dubuque Cringely Part 2

Not your father's IBM Cringely Part 1

IBM Union Calls for Pickets to Protest Job Cuts

IBM's First Quarter: Where's The Growth?

IBM revenues fall flat; more downsizing ahead

IBM ringing up retail system biz sale to Toshiba?

IBM deals must include disclosure

Facebook hires software engineers from India to fill US posts

IT workers bore brunt of offshoring over past decade: analysis

Texas Hands Troubled IBM Contract To Capgemini, Xerox

Science-and-engineering workforce has stalled in U.S., report says

Wall Street Bonus Withdrawal Means Trading Aspen for Coupons

MEDIA ADVISORY: IN THE WAKE OF IBM LAYOFFS, BALL URGES LEGISLATION TO END TAX INCENTIVES FOR COMPANIES THAT OFFSHORE JOBS

IBM Layoffs Top 1,200, Union Reports

Layoffs are being made at IBM, workers and union report

Bill may cut overtime pay for tech workers

Big job cuts coming at IBM? Don't be surprised

Proposed jobs bill would target foreign outsourcing by U.S. companies

U.S. Rep. Gary Peters Introduces Outsourcing Accountability Act

IBM Could Trim 8,000 German Jobs, According to Labor Union

Lawsuit against IBM will be held in Broome County
Company request to move trial venue denied

U.S. Shelves H-1B Visa Talks With India

CWA Statement on Public Financing of Elections

What's Behind Postal Crisis? Privatization.

The human impact of D.C. gridlock

No overtime for IT? Occupy the data center! Lawmakers want to take away overtime pay for thousands of IT workers. What's wrong with these people?

Workers at Apple and IBM supply plant go on strike in China - rights group

IBM union criticizes new CEO choice

The big battle over overseas profits

Older High Tech Workers Say, "Hire Me!"

IBM has hired at least 160 employees

CWA Commends Senate for Passage of Trade Adjustment Assistance

Former Pearson employees denied retraining after jobs outsourced to India

IBM adds 175 jobs at Delaware County call center

Union Busters Use Pro-Union Rule to Make Money, Intensify Efforts

IBM will report Columbia job figures to state by year's end

Republican NLRB Bill Guts Workers' Rights, Shields Boeing, Other Corporations

IBM and the Great Dubuque Experiment

Verizon strike has bigger lessons for U.S. economy

Corporations pushing for job-creation tax breaks shield U.S.-vs.-abroad hiring data

Randy MacDonald testimony House subcommittee on workforce protections
(pdf format)

Abuses in Tech Industry in China Exposed

State Street cuts IT staffers, shifts work to IBM, Wipro

IBM asking US employees to go to Chile to break strike.

IBM Announces US $300M Investment and 1.000 Jobs For Costa Rica

Why IT Workers Should Unionize

CEP IBM Canada union ratifies contract with ISM

Not Content With Obstructing Trade Assistance, GOP Congressman Now Trying To Repeal It Altogether

N.L.R.B. Rules Would Streamline Unionizing

New global union calls for IBM to 'respect' workers' rights

IBM India's revenues cross $3 billion; contracts with Bharti Airtel & Indian Railways now worth $1.5 billion

IBM lays off workers in RTP, other locations

IBM cuts more jobs; Dutchess affected

Report:: IBM job cuts affect Austin, other sites

Selective Crowdsourcing: The More Experts, the Merrier

Right-Wing Hoaxster Smears Labor Educators

4,340 Killed on the Job; Job Safety Laws 'Must Be Strengthened'

Global IBM unions plan to come together

Right to Work: The Law that Brings You Falling Wages, 80-Hour Weeks

Davis: IBM bullies the state of Vermont, again.

IBM Workers Set Record Straight on Healthcare and Alliance@IBM's VP testimony before VT State House & Senate

IBM not fulfilling its responsibility to Poughkeepsie

IBM Unveils Pre-Configured Tech Services

Unions protest NM governor's firing of labor board

Maine guv: remove labor mural from labor dept.

Japan: What unions are doing; how you can help

Health Net Breach Exposes 1.9 Million Records

Michigan bill would impose "financial martial law"

Factbox: Several states consider union limits

IBM CEO's Total Compensation Grew 30% Last Year To $31.7M

IBM Cuts 600 Workers; Corporate Citizenship Questioned

Mid-Hudson's workers rally for labor rights. Union members galvanized by crisis in Wis.

IBM job cuts at 612 in latest round, watchdog group says

Main Street Movement Erupts as Thousands Across Country Protest War on the Middle Class

'This Is What Democracy Looks Like' in Wisconsin, as Largest Crowd Yet -- 80,000 -- Opposes Union Busting

Grass Roots: Labor activists strategize for 'class war' ignited by Walker budget bill

How the middle class became the underclass

Thousands of Union supporters descend on Wisconsin Capitol to protest Governors plans

Hagan wants help for displaced workers

The heavy lifting is done at IBM

IBM CEO's Incentive Pay Almost Doubles on Profit Gains

Oops: Drafting Error Imperils Trade Adjustment Program for Laid-Off Workers

IBM To Build Massive China Cloud Data Centers

Exclusive: IBM Moves Hertz' IT Support To India

Is decline in workers' power behind slow job growth?

IT workers 'demand better training'

Downturn's Ugly Trademark: Steep, Lasting Drop in Wages

Displaced IT workers stand to lose federal help

Congress extends trade assistance for 6 weeks

Highmark moves ahead on outsourcing
Outsourcing talks involve IBM, the American tech and computer company.

IBM Workers Could Lose Outsourcing Protection

IBM Workers To Receive Federal Aid

TAA benefits for workers who lost jobs to offshoring in danger

Jobless benefits to expire as Congress debates tax

Pay-Discrimination Bill Opposed by Business Fails in Senate Vote

H-1B at 20: How the 'tech worker visa' is remaking IT in America

Piedmont Workers Buck Anti-Union Attacks, Vote CWA by 2-1

Labor Faces `Huge Sinkhole' for U.S. Agenda as Republicans Take Over House

Top U.S. Incomes Grew Five-Fold in 2009, to a $519 Million Average

Big Blue's Big Sam gets $10bn for bonus stock boost. IBM wastes cash, sidelines innovation

Offshore Outsourcing Impacts IT Workers Hardest, Survey Finds

IBM to cut 190 jobs in Dublin

IBM's Palmisano Says New Technology Can Save U.S. $1 Trillion

Senate GOP blocks bill that would promote less outsourcing

Countdown to making history in D.C.

Should Nonmajority Unions Have Right to Bargain?

Times swell the ranks of the underemployed

IBM to phase out 'extra pay' for late-shift workers

The Rich Are Not Going to Give Us Jobs

Indian IT may remain immune to Ohio ban

Poughkeepsie Labor Day rally held for 15th year

Executive Excess 2010: CEO Pay and the Great Recession
:: Download Executive Excess pdf file

CEOs who cut jobs got paid more, study says

IBM accused of overworking call centre staff

TGIF and Radisson operator has torn up outsourcing agreement halfway through its ten-year term.

India reportedly now has IBM's largest workforce

Carlson Ditches IBM, Sues For Fraud

IT job satisfaction in a rut

Michigan Millers Mutual Insurance Moves IT Disaster Recovery from IBM to Online Tech's Data Centers

This Time It's Armenia: USAID Funds IT In Eurasia

U.S. To Train 3,000 Offshore IT Workers

The Middle Class in America Is Radically Shrinking. Here Are the Stats to Prove it

Pushing for Living Wages and Jobs for All. Labor Fights Back

Fears grow as millions lose jobless benefits

SEC eyes changes to shareholder voting system

IBM to get nearly $8M tax rebate for 600 NC jobs. IBM to add nearly 600 jobs in NC; may get $8M tax rebate while paying below local average

Shutdown hits life in India's bustling tech hub

Senate Republicans Kill Jobs Bill, Block Jobless Aid

IBM debuts Littleton software complex

IBM is looking for acquisitions in India

IBM's mudslinging recalls its own dirt
IBM is quick to criticize others as if its own domicile has been in order, but remember: Those in glass houses ...

Disturbing Job Ads: 'The Unemployed Will Not Be Considered'

IBM’s Palmisano May Step Down Next Year in Historic Succession

Union group claims IBM jobs ‘shifted’

IBM opens $90mln IBM Singapore Technology Park

IBM, Business Groups Oppose Job Bill Over Tax Raisers (Update1)

IBM package outlines deal on city’s end

Photocopier Fallout: Congress, FTC "Concerned"

 

IBM negotiates with Australia union after failed appeal.

Is IBM's Foundry Business Next to Go?

Union sets 5pm deadline for IBM - UPDATED

IBM crowd sourcing could see employed workforce shrink by three quarters

IBM to seek Irish redundancies

IBM Q1 profit jumps 16 percent

U.S. Steps Up Probe Of Hiring In Tech

From Financial Times: Geithner vows to block protectionism

Fluor Secures IBM Facilities Management Contract. Four-Year Contract for More Than 300 U.S. Sites

IBM announces new predictive analytics lab in China

IBM stops disclosing U.S. headcount data

IBM CEO’s $21.2M pay is ‘outrageous,’ Alliance@IBM says

IBM layoffs blamed on offshoring. As many as 2,000 workers may be hit in latest round of cuts

IBM layoffs a ‘sliver’? No – A thorn in the flesh

Bridge to Immigration or Cheap Temporary Labor? The H-1B & L-1 Visa Programs Are a Source of Both (pdf format)

IBM wins government contract. The Alliance wants to know: Will this work be performed by IBM US employees and American citizens?

President Obama says stimulus helps keep IT jobs onshore. Alliance@IBM says look closer.

IBM Australia to offshore 150 jobs says union

Don't drink water at IBM site, workers told

Global Workforce Report on Emerging Markets: The Backshoring Myth

IBM posts record profits, fewer jobs

Why the "Citizens United" Decision Undermines Our Democracy and What We Can Do About It

IBM makes a record $13.4B

Global CIO: IBM Iowa's Birthday: IBM Gets $52M, But What Does Iowa Get?

Is HP's Mark Hurd Worth $30 Million?

Exclusive: IBM Reorganizes Software Group

Labor leader warns Obama of "suicidal politics"

MPs unite to challenge IBM pension changes

IBM to scale up India BPO operations; plans to hire 5,000

Report: IT Salaries Flatten, Benefits Decline

IBM-Boulder adding 500 jobs

Big Blue gets smaller: U.S. work force cut by 10,000 in 2009

India May Get $1 Billion in IT Outsourcing Contracts: Report

IBM Executive's testimony at workforce Protections hearing.

Union calls for bailout transfer to small business

Why Layoffs Should be Avoided

Vote FOR stockholder proposal #3

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IBM must employ US workers on ALL Government contracts!

Government should boycott IBM

Qantas IT staff snub job shift to IBM

HP could face a strike in the UK

Is IBM handing over key IC technology to China?

An Arrest and an Earnings Puzzle at I.B.M.

IBM executive accused of insider trading

IBM, Intel execs arrested over alleged insider trading. Hedge fund and McKinsey men too

IBMs’s CEO Sam Palmisano is the Biggest Outsourcer of US Jobs Out of The Country

What Does IBM Do When All The Outsourcing of Jobs to BRIC Countries No Longer Works?

Employment-at-will rule, Management perspective: A doctrine under siege

IBM to Invest in Emerging Markets, Mergers Head Says

IBM, town settle tax lawsuit
Corporation will get $50 million reduction from its valuation.

Report: IBM downsizing hits 10,000

BBC pension report ref IBM 2009 changes (YouTube video)

AG looking into state's pact with IBM

IBM staff wait for a 'kick in the teeth'

Our Lips Are Sealed: More IBM Layoffs

CEOs Get One-Third of All Pay;
Bank of America Uses Taxpayer $$ for Lobbying

Bill would ease tracking of layoffs
Notification law lacks enforcement

CWA, AT&T Reach Tentative Agreement at AT&T Midwest

Durbin Bill Will Prohibit the Placement of Visa Staff on a Client's Site

Ex-IBMer says layoffs target older workers

Protesters decry IBM job cuts. Union backers take message to the streets.

IBM Layoffs and Compensation Raise Disturbing Questions About Corporate Ethics

Opinion: IBM should come clean on engineering layoffs

IBM’s Anti-American Labor Practices

Taking Aim at IBM: Layoffs combined with an offshoring initiative from the technology giant have created instant controversy. Enlightened companies approach the processes as major operational and cultural initiatives, but it remains a volatile emotional problem.

Changes in the TAA program

As IBM "weathers the storm", Will US employees be left out in the cold?
-Lee Conrad, National Coordinator, Alliance@IBM CWA Local 1701-

IBM Blog from Gannett newspapers

Twenty-six Lies About H.R. 3200
A notorious analysis of the House health care bill contains 48 claims. Twenty-six of them are false and the rest mostly misleading. Only four are true.

Inspiration for movie 'Norma Rae' dies at 68

Abused and Threatened,
Immigrant Domestic Workers employed by IBM executive Win in Federal Court


Here Are the Real Facts on the Proposed Health Care Reform

AP Exclusive: IBM on notice over Ind. welfare deal

Former worker sues Big Blue

NYC HIT BY NERD JOB ROB CITY
$$ FOR INDIAN HIRES

Chamber of Commerce Sides with Foreign Embassies Against Buy American

Obama plans corporate tax crackdown
Administration's proposals aim to reduce tax breaks for U.S.-based multinationals that it says gives them an unfair advantage over domestic rivals.


Outsourced IBM Workers Denied Federal Aid. Department of Labor turns down bid for Trade Adjustment Assistance.

IBM Trifecta: Files For Offshoring Patent, Offshores Jobs, Applies for Stimulus Funds

Union says IBM may cut 4,000 U.S. jobs as part of work shift to India. Cutbacks could come tomorrow, Alliance@IBM says; message board dubs it 'Black Thursday'

IBM Italy Union questions executive perks

Five reasons why the H-1B cap will be increased, revised

Interview with Rick Clark re: Project Match Click the LISTEN NOW! at the bottom of the second story to hear both, or download the MP3 file.

2009 Executive PayWatch

IBM layoffs raise ire in N.Y. State Assembly

IBM Cuts Internet Reimbursement For Home Workers. Big Blue employees based out of home offices must now pay for their own broadband connections.

IBM draws criticism for job cuts, outsourcing

IBM Layoffs Continue, Could Spur Union Effort

IBM files for patent on offshoring jobs

IBM Cuts Jobs As It Seeks Stimulus Money - A plan to send more work abroad as the company angles for pieces of the high-speed rail and health-care handouts is stirring controversy.

IBM's workforce in U.S. declines in '08 but grows overseas

IBM employee letter to NY Congressman Hall

Big Business lying about the Secret Ballot and EFCA.

Some elevator shafts at Huron Campus to be tested for TCE

IBM chief's 2008 pay valued at nearly $21M

IBM Chief Expects Company to Strengthen During Slump

Piecemeal Layoffs Avoid Warning Laws

IT deserves better than IBM or Microsoft

IBM Endicott TCE story continues... TCE reached aquifer via elevator shafts

IBM eyes stimulus funds for broadband over power lines

Geodis acquires IBM’s global logistics flow management platform and signs the world’s biggest logistics contract. Read more...

Issue Brief: Unions Are Good for the Economy and Democracy

Statement of UE National Officers on the Plant Occupation in Chicago

Another Bad Metric Error: Wages vs. Labor Costs

Workers recall the moment they became jobless

Japanese Union Slams IBM Over Job Cut Ploys

Nigeria: IBM to Set Up Computer Plant in Country

Born Again American ... Add Your Voice

IBM Notebook: Chinese factory like slavery, report says

IBM seeking 120 Dublin lay-offs; work being moved to Singapore

Tech firms battle US job protection laws while importing workers

Stimulus IBM Style: Take the Jack, Ship Out the Back

IBM's Palmisano: Tech's slumdog millionaire

IBM offers laid-off workers jobs overseas

Senate GOP Puts Hold on Solis Over Support for Employee Free Choice

IBM Quietly Cuts Thousands Of Jobs

IBM slashes 2800 software, sales jobs

Iowa taxpayer money used to create IBM jobs

Life In The Plume: IBM's Pollution Haunts a Village

IBMers hear sound of axe being sharpened. Up to 16,000 jobs could go. Read more

Pension Funds Beg Congress to Suspend Billions in Contributions

'Yes' Vote at Republic: Workers Get Pay, Plant Occupation Ends

IBM Asia-Pacific culls 2600 jobs

NLRB Judge Issues Landmark Decision Against CNN America;
Orders CNN to Rehire Fired Workers and End Discrimination Against Union Members

The Court finds IBM SPAIN guilty of professional harassment.
The company refuses to comply with the sentence pronounced.

IBM Issues Corporate Responsibility Report

Jobless ranks hit 10 million, most in 25 years

IBM lays off 100 temps

IBM contract in Texas stalls over lost data

IBM lays off 10 employees

$5m in tax breaks going to IBM for Littleton project

NIOSH peer review to be held for former IBM Endicott employees. Details here

Gov. Perry halts transfer of Texas records to IBM data management program

IBM and Flightdeck workers reconcile

First-ever strike at IBM Turkey

Northern Exposure: The pollution of Alaska and the toxic conditions.

Strikes over pay and pensions shut down Greece

European trade unions protest HP job cuts

Any Pay Cuts on Wall Street Yet?

Study shows gap growing between rich and poor

The REAL redistribution of wealth: from us to the rich

IBM lets go group of contractors in Triangle

Infant Mortality: U.S. Ranks 29th. U.S. Ties Slovakia, Poland for 29th Place in Infant Deaths.

CWA Pushes Economic Recovery Plan for American Families

IBM Argentina Opens Three New Global Delivery Centers and Extends South American Virtual IT Campus

Employment outlook gets murkier at tech companies

IBM, Volvo allow Chinese labor unions

Give Main Street a Fair Shake

Strike cloud clears at IBM Australia

In hard times, tent cities rise across the country

Wall Street Socialists

Tulsa will lose 350 IBM jobs

IBM Transferring 350 Jobs To Argentina

Danish union wants IBM's Palmisano to testify in court case..read more..

California Computer Professionals Take On IBM - Again... read more..

2nd IBM overtime lawsuit filed. Read the legal filing here

Outsourced to India: Stress

2008 Executive PayWatch

IBM plans to relocate Mideast office to Dubai

A view of the pay cut by a Poughkeepsie IBM employee

IBM CEO's Pay Rose 11 Percent to $20.9 Million in 2007

Thirteen of 300 – A Glimpse into the IBM Resource Action of December 17, 2007... By an affected IBMer

IBM OKs $15 Billion Buyback

Should IT Workers Unionize?

Tech's battle over OT pay moves to Sacramento

IBM Turkey fouls trade union

IBM Australia union news

IBM Australia strike called off

IBM Australia workers vote to strike

White House Prepares Order On Union Organizing

Strike vote fuels IBM Australia debate

Boeing gives up on pension-plan modifications

Workers' input on IBM study welcomed. NIOSH officials plan public meeting in fall.

Fair Labor Standards Act: What IT workers need to know

IBM Australia faces strike action

Qwest reaches agreement with CWA Union Read more...

IBM Flightdeck EBA Campaign - Australian Services Union

Tentative Union agreement at Verizon

IBM to reduce pay for some shift workers

Companies Tap Pension Plans To Fund Executive Benefits

Across the nation, IBM leaves a trail of broken promises

IBM found guilty of job discrimination in Shanghai

IBM execs get richer over stock sales

IBM Turkey: Union fights for pay raises

Union recognition rejected by IBM management Turkey
... Read more

IBM Turkey: Read Union statement

IBM Call Center overtime law suit. A complaint has been filed against IBM for failure to pay its call center employees for off-the-clock work that they have performed over the last three years. Read more

 


Take Action!
International petition in support
of IBM NSD employees outsourced to ATT Petition to be sent to Sam Palmisano: Link to Petition


2nd Life Strike VIDEOS are online!
See what really happened
on the 27th of Sept 2007.

The day of the first virtual strike in the world (source: wikipedia).
This date is the birth date of the Unions 2.0 project in IBM.
Videos are available in as many as 5 languages.
On YOUTUBE:

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ITALIANO: Youtube
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SPANISH: Google Video
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WSJ - Blog comments "IBM’s Salary Cuts"

IBM Counters Suggestion in Economic Report That It’s Sending Massachusetts Jobs Offshore

IBM Workers Launch Petition To Stop Pay Cuts

IBM Riles Employees With Base Pay Cuts

IBM employees call base salary-OT mix a pay cut

Traffic Controllers Declare Staffing Emergency at Four Airports

Chamber of Commerce vows to punish anti-business candidates.

NiSource admits outsourcing jobs to IBM was a failure

Debate continues over whether 401(k) can match IBM pensions

IBM pension freeze has ripple effects in retirement system

Group to file claims against IBM today. TCE pollution complaints to be first in series.

India's outsourcing industry takes toll on workforce

IBM cancer-rate study will proceed. NIOSH committed to project despite Bush veto, Hinchey says.

IBM opens new facility in India for outsourcing

Senate Republicans Opposed Extending Aid to Jobless in Stimulus Package

Economists Rethink Free Trade

Big Blue Hands 700 ‘Fresher’ Indian Engineers Pink Slips.
Letter: UNITES Professionals of India condemn IBM firings

IBM Spain employees to strike over outsourcing to ATT:
IBM Spain employees to demonstrate and strike in regards the outsourcing of IBM jobs to ATT. IBM Spain employees are going on strike next Thursday 7th, from 10:00 and 14:00. The employees also will have a demonstration in the door of the main building of one of the biggest of IBM's customer in the electricity industry. The employees are going on strike the week of 18th of February, 5 days.

Now Bush’s Labor Board Wants to Shut Down Union E-Mail

Big Blue's Passage of Jobs to India Grows - Nearly 20% of Workforce Now There

About 1 in 5 IBM employees now in India

Global Summit: Employer Resistance Drives Down Union Membership in U.S., Around World

IBM plans accelerated $1 billion buyback

IBM pollution settlement talks fail. Attorneys plan to file suit against company in January.

China not fighting off e-waste nightmare

Bush vetoes funds for IBM cancer study

Bush Slaps Working Families with Another Veto. TAKE ACTION

Labor Board Further Victimizes the Victim

Executive: Embrace change Donofrio: IBM will move more work overseas

Are US and EU Corporations Complicit in Evading China’s New Labor Law?

What every employee should know about 2008 IBM Health Benefits -By an IBM employee-

Ex-IBM employees eligible: The Trade Readjustment Assistance program provides job training.

Tech Workers Score Major Victory with House Pass TAA Bill

IBM shift hits contractors

AFL-CIO Files International Complaint Charging Bush NLRB With Assault on Workers’ Rights

Living Paycheck To Paycheck Gets Harder

AT&T Mobility Outsources Tech Jobs to IBM.... Jobs could end up in India.

AT&T Gets Outsourcing Contract With IBM
AT&T Gets $1B Contract With IBM Over 5 Years, but Says Deal Not Expected to Benefit Results

The Future of Your Health? An editorial from Alliance@IBM's Health & Safety Co-Chair. Read here

Gregoire, Schwarzenegger lead call for increased H-1Bs
Are you sick and tired of hearing elected officials calling for more increases in the H-1B visas? Now we have state governors getting in on the act.
TAKE ACTION!

Toxic Legacy
Expanded TCE probe might provide clues to cancer cluster

CEO pay and benefits on the rise: report

IBM expands virtual world presence

The Right to Unionize: Key to Democracy

Out with outsourcing?

IBM Cancer Study Gets Federal Push. Hinchey: IBM study by NIOSH will be a priority.

IBM announces profit records while employees still suffer bad working conditions

Working America wants you to know your rights in the work place. Ask a Lawyer is our way to get you information from sources you can trust.

From YouTube: James Fusco's Testimony before the US House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee on Thursday, June 14

Anti-offshoring legislation heats up

WRAL Local Tech Wire. News from RTP

IBM's HR Takes a Risk - Article from SHRM-Society for Human Resource Management - by Richard Grossman

Solution to Growing Wealth Gap: Stronger Workers’ Voices

IBM Employee viewpoint on new compensation plan

CWA NEWS: Unions & Collective Bargaining A Positive Force for The Greater Good (adobe pdf format)

How IBM Forces old plan employees out.

IBM Pay for Skill, Performance, Retention, Merit? By a North East IBM employee

Will H-1B Visa Reform be talked about in the Presidential Debates? Help Make it Happen!

Proposal would change health, pension coverage

Historic gains in IUE-CWA GE 2007 Contract <adobe pdf format>

IBM, Scotiabank expand relationship in $480-million IT outsourcing renewal

G.M. and Union Reach Tentative Agreement

UAW Strikes General Motors

Patently Absurd: IBM Tries to Patent Outsourcing, Then Kills It

IBM Tries to Patent Efficient Job Outsourcing

Judge Tosses IBM Overtime Lawsuit

A ‘Disposable Workforce’ in New Orleans After Katrina

IBM May Owe California Workers Millions In Unpaid Overtime

Does IBM Matter To You?

IBM's Global Hold. The tech giant's global integration strategy appears to be paying off: Every division reported strong second-quarter growth.

Texas Teachers Union Leader Arrested—for Talking to Teachers

Redundancy for Xerox workers if no job at IBM.
IBM jobs to be outsourced to India, Bulgaria and Philippines.

Seven Unions Ask Labor Board to Order Employers to Bargain

Bad Boss Winner: Got Cancer? Tough Luck

Ireland: Vodafone agrees to union demands on outsourcing to IBM

IBM announcement on new compensation plan

IBM Signs $1.4 Billion Global Strategic Outsourcing Agreement With AstraZeneca

Workers in U.S., India move up IBM ladder
SOME JOBS CAN BE MOVED OVERSEAS; OTHERS CAN'T

IBM workers' records pushed for TCE study

300 local jobs lost at IBM -Poughkeepsie Journal-

IBM to cut 90 jobs at Essex Junction facility

I.B.M. Plan Ties Training and Accounts

IBM Brazil Ex-Employees In Pension Fight

IBM Chief in India to Review Investments

Lean Times: More Than 12,000 Pink Slips Coming at IBM, Union Warns

Trade Adjustment Assistance in Job cuts

IBM lays off another 45 in Boulder, 1,570 company wide

Coordinated break a message to IBM

IBM Offshoring Protested

PERM Fake Job Ads defraud Americans to secure green cards

From YouTube: Outsourcing

From YouTube: The Lie.

UPDATE 1-IBM mulling chip facility at China plant -sources

IBM job cut impact in Dutchess minimal 13 jobs in Dutchess County will be eliminated in second round of layoffs.

IBM lays off 90 in Raleigh area

Calling the Media: Check into These Front Groups

IBM aims to boost China headcount by 10 pct/yr

IBM: The Tragedy Of the 21st Century Company

IBM Eyes Big Profit Bump by 2010

Senators propose infinite H-1Bs for advanced degree holders

Funding Cuts Have EEOC in "Disarray"

By Popular Demand in our Job Cuts Comments section: Lean and Mean: 150,000 U.S. layoffs for IBM?

50 to lose jobs at IBM in RTP Union official said more layoffs likely; 1,315 U.S. jobs were recently eliminated.

IBM cutbacks include 45 jobs in Southbury More layoffs by company expected

IBM layoffs include 7 Essex Jct. jobs

IBM cuts 56 local jobs

IBM to cut 150 jobs in Colorado

IBM cuts jobs at U.S. facilities

IBM to open 4th facility in Chennai

A $100,000 lunch, minus the food. IBM Executives sign-up for a future feast

Mike Saville's speech to IBM Stockholders 2007 meeting

Lost IBM tapes contained ID information

Lenovo’s Latest Layoffs Cut Deeply into Remaining Ranks of IBMers

New GLS Report: UNDUE INFLUENCE: Corporations Gain Ground in Battle over China's New Labor Law.

In Debt WeTrust Fifteen years ago, the United States had no trade deficit with China. Now, it’s $200 billion..

IBM's Palmisano Paid $18.8M Last Year

Winning Back The American Dream:The Real Issues and The Real Stakes of the 2006 Elections
(slide presentation)

Take Action Week of May 14th!

WHAT IS THE EMPLOYEE FREE CHOICE ACT?

IBM to offer workers financial training EMPLOYEES WILL GET HELP WITH 401(K)S

800 Kaiser Nurses Join Union Via Process in Employee Free Choice Act

Blast From The Past: Pensions vs. 401ks

Lenovo plans could include 1,000 layoffs

Landmark Employee Free Choice Act Passes U.S. House

Read the AFL-CIO Blog comments on "Why we need the Employee Free Choice Act passed!

IBM Looks Beyond India to Vietnam and China

IBM CEO Palmisano To Get $1.8 Million Salary In 2007 Big Blue CEO Sam Palmisano also stands to receive an additional $5 million in incentive pay.

IBM Fights Off Pension Plan Appeal, Avoids $1 Billion Payment

Rebuild the Middle Class — with Unions

India's booming economy brings toxic hi-tech waste

IBM preps UK job cuts

IBM could face class action over OT

IBM plans to double LatAm offshore staff in 2007

IT firms contaminating the environment, says Greenpeace

IBM ends 20-year Roundtable membership

Cheney Says Bush Will Veto Pro-Union Bill

Wal-Mart, unions to push for wider health-care coverage

Moving Forward on the Employee Free Choice Act

They Did What? Outrage over Senators Who Voted to Repeal the Minimum Wage

Door opened for IBM payouts to former local workers

Answers lacking as U.S. Supreme Court decides not to hear challenge to IBM pension plan

Some IBM Workers Step Up Union Push After Supreme Court Ruling

Supreme Court declines to hear IBM pension case

IBM sees savings in health plan

3 CEOs who ought to go

House Fulfills Promise to Move Working Family Legislation in First 100 Hours

110 Losing Jobs At Insurer. IBM To Offer Jobs To 280 Others As The Hartford Outsources

State of the Union or State of Denial?

Campaign is over. Further voting not available

Supporters Rally for Goodyear Strikers at 150 Events

Over 43,000 Indians got H-1B visa in US fiscal 2006

Strike Shuts Down Parts Of India

HP has hired, fired by the thousands. EMPLOYEE "CHURN'' AS COMPETITIVENESS TOOL.

IBM to end stock options for directors

Statement by AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Richard Trumka on the Resignation of Home Depot CEO Bob Nardelli

Workers of the World May Get Bigger Share of Prosperity in 2007

Russia accuses IBM of theft

Cisco heads to India for globalization centre

AFL-CIO Point of View: Investigate the NLRB

Analyst: IBM To Employ 100,000 Workers In India By 2010

Cancer fears persist among IBM workers

Five Years After Getting Favorable Trade Status, China Hasn't Changed

Nationwide IBM Tech Worker Overtime Pay Class Action: Latest News IBM Agrees to Resolve Claims of Rosenburg, et al. v. IBM Legal Site

IBM Settles Overtime Lawsuit for $65M

IBM to open new support center in China. The agreement marks IBM's fourth China-based service center since 1999, including Shenzen, Dalian and Shanghai.

No Short Fix for the Nation's Economic Woes

First India IT employees union launched

IBM irks Manitoba health-care experts

Why IBM Stands for India Beijing Machines

India IT majors 'alert, but not worried'

CWA: 2006 Elections are Turning Point for Working Families

U.S. Lags in Several Areas of Health Care, Study Finds

The IT Factor. The future of Australian IT looks grim as big companies lead the rush to India and China, writes Jackie Woods.

Dow's Up. Everyone Must Be Happy, Right?

Professional workers unions? You bet! Click here for news, information and contracts

AFL-CIO Files Complaint to U.N. Labor Organization Against Anti-Worker NLRB Ruling

U.S. Tech Workers Share Their Outsourcing Pain

Study links IBM cancer deaths, chemicals. Researcher: Rate exceeds general population.

'They could have done more to protect us'. IBM retirees recall chemical exposure

Workers asked to train replacements

Big Blue will not shift jobs. Memo stated 400 would need to move.

CWA, Indian Worker Organizations Release Landmark Report on Conditions for Call Center Workers in India and U.S.

A study finds elevated rates of cancer among IBM workers

Excess Cancer Deaths Seen Among Computer Manufacturing Employees

IBM's Global Ambition Draws Fire from U.S. Workers

Blogs, Web Sites Rile IBM Workers Over Layoffs Cutbacks target blade servers group, sources say.

Global companies fight Chinese effort on aiding unions

IBM shifts procurement HQ to China

94 IBM jobs on cut list

Strikes close Indian tech capital

Want Rights? Get Political

Labor Board Ruling May Bar Millions of Workers from Forming Unions

Atracted TecT&T Agrees to Return Conh Support Work

Citizens can indeed make a difference

IBM to open software center in India

Big Blue to 'redeploy' local workers

'Missing Man' lost in global economy

On America Working - The war on workers

Had Enough Yet?

Campaign Underway to Block Verizon Sale in Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire

IBM European Works Council Agreement

IBM Workers International Solidarity

High Speed Internet for all.

Congressional Lawmakers Are Back Home. Find Out How They Voted

Unions Built the Middle Class and Must Save It

Execs wage class war against serfs

GLOBAL giant IBM is wielding the axe in Greenock by moving top jobs abroad.

Bank admits to security blunder in outsourcing deal

An old lesson still holds for unions

Americans Pay a Lot for Health Care, Don’t Get Much in Return

Bush Denies AFL-CIO China Trade Petition: A ‘Slap in the Face’ to Workers

IBM's Profit Gains 11% as India Expansion Trims Costs (Update3)

IBM's Profit May Rise as Shifting Jobs to India Reduces Costs

Executive Excess: Final CEO Pay Numbers Reveal Jaw-Dropping Retirement Packages

Blasts not to alter IBM's India plans Ruth David, Forbes

1,500 Workers Take Fight for Union Rights to NLRB’s Front Door

IUE-CWA Reaches Buyout Agreement for 3,000 Delphi Workers

American Workers’ Freedom to Form Unions Threatened Under Bush NLRB.

Anti-Union Group Has Close Ties to Bush’s Labor Department.

CEOs earn 262 times pay of average worker.

The U.S. Needs Manufacturing Jobs—So Does the Middle Class

Does IBM's vision of the future include democracy? Globalisation must be embraced: IBM's Elix. Put simply, Big Blue wants big business to kill off the protectionist threat.

The rich, the poor and the growing gap between them.

Study Reveals "Jobless Recovery" in Tech Labor Market, Despite Industrys Contrary Claims.

EDITORIAL MEMO: WORKERS ANTICIPATE REVERSAL OF RIGHTS FROM BUSH-APPOINTED LABOR BOARD . Pending National Labor Relations Board rulings could undermine workers’ choice to organize U.S. workplaces

Contractors fear IBM job exodus

Help for Programmers Softens Impact of Free-Trade: Cantwell and Smith Call to Expand TAA Benefits

NLRB set to trim unions' organizing

IBM Germany puts DC plans on ice

As workers' pensions wither, those for executives grow.

IBM Italy Unions challenge IBM on Corporate Responsiblility. (pdf format)

Raising the Minimum Wage or Lowering Estate Taxes—Guess What House Republicans Picked?

IBM moves Purchasing Headquarters to China

With DeLay Gone, Marianas Workers’ Rights Bill Introduced Without Delay

Giant killers win a second round. GLOBAL giant Sanmina was defeated for a second time by a group of sacked workers.

Net neutrality slain. "This vote will change the web "for the rest of eternity"...

IBM chief calls for MNCs to end 'colonial approach' to foreign ops - report

AFL-CIO Files Workers’ Rights Case Against China

CWA Reaches Three-Year Agreement with Avaya

IBM's India moves provoke praise, criticism.

Big Blue showcases India investments

Disappointing Job Growth May Signal Worse to Come

Sun to Cut 5,000 Jobs, Close Campuses

Big Blue Shift
IBM is reorganizing its global workforce to lower costs without skimping on service.

IBM Wakes Up to India's Skills.
The computer company is ramping up operations with cutting-edge projects while using more low-cost, high-value local labor

How IBM is staffing up in other countries.

Immigration Bill Expands H-1B Visa

Big Blues: Why IBM Is in Trouble

IBM is ranked top global outsourcing company

IBM moves buying boss to China

Sprint sues IBM over outsourcing

Traditional Pension Best Bet for Safe Retirement

Tech Workers Of The World Unite! Or Not

IBM grants 151,758 stock options to CEO Palmisano

Leaked IBM memo reveals plan to poach rival’s staff

Shortage of skilled workers is a convenient mirage

NTL outsources staff to IBM. Thousands of jobs to go in cost savings bid

IBM to add $50 mn to global worklife fund

Alliance Activists Join One Man Protest

CWA Launches Assault on Bad Corporate Policies

IBM accused of hacking lawyers', clients' email

IBM employee questions Palmisano on his pension

Percentage of Uninsured Americans Rising

In A Reversal, Feds Says Outsourced Programmers Are Eligible For Assistance

Don't revel in misfortunes of unions.
Organized labor helps all workers; its hard luck damages middle class

IBM's Profit Climbs 22% on Job Cuts, Gains in India

IBMer's first shift is protest. Picketer says company works against longtime employees

Executive Paywatch 2006 - How much was your pay raise?

Republican Leaders Once Again Promote Offshoring

Congress Considers Massive H-1b Visa Expansion, Gates Tells Congress It’s Microsoft’s Top Priority

IBM Eyes 50,000-Plus Indian Employees

Landmark Overtime Pay Class Action Lawsuit Against IBM By Tech Workers Expands

By The Numbers: IBM Getting Bigger In India, Smaller In The U.S.

IBM boss rewarded with 29.2 percent raise

Inventors and Labor Unions Collaborate in Hawaii IBM Sets Up SOA Hub in India

Average family income drops 2.3%

IBM to close Hillsboro, Ore., call center in 2007

A Tale of Two Pension Plans: regular vs. CEO

The End of the Internet?

As I See It: Changing theWorld, One Pension at a Time - by Victor Rozek

Sprint Scraps Major IT Outsourcing Deal With IBM

IBM UK: Fears grow over closure of IBM final salary pensions.

IBM's UK employees brace themselves for pensions blow

Congressman Sanders Pension Legislation

IBM RETIREES GAIN BERNIE SANDERS CO-SPONSORSHIP OF HR1322.

Oblivious on pension issues? Better wake up

Pension Rights Center Advocacy group for pensions for America's workers.

IBM to transfer German staff to DC plan

IBM Germany Union flyer

Lenovo to lay off 1,000, move headquarters to Raleigh

Despite rise in profit, IBM stock still stagnant

IBM raises payout 50 pct, stock buybacks by $4 billion

IBM Boosts Dividend in Bid to Jolt Stock

IBM Chief Offers an Upbeat Outlook

Workers Memorial Day - Honoring workers

CWA Local 1701 members become part of Broome-Tioga AFL-CIO Labor Council.

Workers' reactions mixed on IBM's pension change. Some feel betrayed, union organizer says

Accounting rules changes may spur decay of pensions.
Disclosing true cost of plans encourages many companies to freeze or drop them

SEC takes IBM nvestigation up a notch

SATIRE: More Companies Phasing Out Retirement Option -The Onion-

SEC tries to shine light on executive pay

Remarks by John J. Sweeney, President of the AFL-CIO, National Press Club, on the Senseless Slaughter of the Good American Job -January 18, 2006-

CEOs cut pensions, pad their own

IBM freezes pensions

IBM Halts Pensions in Favor of 401(k)s

IBM Changes U.S. Pension Plans, Effective in 2008, as Part of Ongoing Global Retirement Plan Strategy Shift

Congress, Cheney to Working Families: Bah, Humbug

"Who's On Our Side" Campaign Will Hold Members of Congress Accountable for Their Votes

The Employer war--the Union difference (pdf file reader required)

IBM Makes Small Number Of Layoffs

IBM brings DS6000 production to S’pore

IBM France unions press release on "Sold off IBMers" job cuts.

Bitter Holidays for Nestle USA “Associates” Extensive Outsourcing Sends Work Offshore via HP and IBM

Anti-offshoring legislation heats up

Bush to Nominate Another Anti-Union NLRB Board Member

U.S. Labor Law Hinders Organizing Unions

No more rotten trade deals - say no to AFTA!

CWA News: Working Together: December 10 - Bring Democracy to Work

Workers lose in cash balance plans: study

CWA News: Rick White and CWA Win Big in Fight for Rights

If It's Thursday . . .WEAR RED

Toussaint to Bloomberg: You are Shaming NYC

Arrogance of the MTA made strike a certainty

Hightower: A message from corporate America

Don't Displace US Workers to Balance the Budget

IBM workers to get online access to health records

IBM unveils global centre in Bangalore

Backsourcing PAIN

Eye on the NLRB: September 2005; NLRB Paves the Way for Parking Lot Over People

Workers to Bear More Health Care Costs

National Retiree Group Cite Legislative Priorities For Addressing America’s Pension Crisis

Alliance@IBM Presses IBM to ‘Come Clean’ on Job Cuts.

Family and Medical Leave Act Joins GOP Hit List

CORRECTING and REPLACING -- Shareholders Seek to Recover Damages From IBM for Stock Purchases Between April 5, 2005 and April 15, 2005 -- IBM

Stock Transactions by IBM Executives

While pensions fall short, CEOs fly high. Ford, GM, United Airlines, Continental. They're just four of the companies struggling with falling profits and pension problems as their executives get huge payouts.

NLRB Retroactively Applies Ruling to Pending Cases

Programming Jobs Losing Luster in U.S.

Employer as shape-shifter
IBM's layoffs follow bulking up to 329,000 last year.

In My Opinion: For Middle Class, Retirement Pillars Are Tumbling

Free and Fair? How labor law fails U.S. Democratic Election Standards

When joblessness persists. How millions of Americans coping with prolonged unemployment hang tough, and hold it together. By Stacy A. Teicher | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor

High Tech CEOs Encourage Passage of CAFTA

Outsourcing America: A New Book Brings It Home

India rules 30,000 UK IT Work Permits Granted

China's Lenovo wants North Carolina to pay to keep jobs

IBM to Double Number of Employees in Brazil by Yearend 2006

IBM opens research center in Bangalore

Corporate Pay: Executive sweets

Deep Throat Move Over: Disgruntled IT Employees Expose All.
“Fair Globalization” May Be the Answer to Offshoring.

Striking for Organizing- Houston Janitors Win Round

Big Brother Nixes Happy Hour. NLRB Green Lights Ban on Off-Duty Fraternizing Among Co-Workers.

Tax break lets IBM repatriate $9bn

IG Metall: staff cuts at IBM and HP might just be the beginning

Petition for Pension Protection--No to CB Plans

IBM Claim Release Is 'Not Written in Manner Calculated to Be Understood,' Court Says

Technology Worker Survey shows increasing pessimism about economy

Guest Viewpoint: We cannot let Endicott's past ruin its future

Delegates Vote $4 Million for CWA Hurricane Katrina Relief

CWA Elects New Leaders at 67th Convention

Poverty Rate Rises to 12.7 Percent

Gifts for Lenovo?
Chinese computer manufacturer Lenovo's bold request for incentives has to be weighed against the need for jobs

IBM urged to rethink its job-cut proposal. Unionists protest downsizing plan

IBM jobs ‘smokescreen’ claim

International unions slam IBM job cull

Union Network International
Representing IBM employees worldwide

IBM headcount in India close to 25,000

IBM to ditch extra 70 staff in south Pacific

LEGAL DECISION OPENS THE DOORS FOR AGE DISCRIMINATION CLAIMS AGAINST IBM.

IBM Ireland workers offered redundancy package

IBM Cuts 13,000, but Maybe It Should Have Laid Off One

More than 30% job cuts in IBM outside Europe

IBM Shares Fall on Job Cut Announcement. IBM Unions and Work Councils in negotiations on job cuts.

Unions fear IBM job cuts could hit UK first. 'Slash-and-burn reaction' causes alarm at Amicus, while analysts predict job losses in France, Germany and Sweden.

IBM to Cut 10,000 to 13,000 Jobs, Record Pre-Tax Charge of Between $1.3 and $1.7 Billion in 2Q

Big Blue Ax to Fall on IBM Employees

“Offshoring” Proposal Speech- by Michael L Saville, IBM Stockholder Mtg 2005

Leader: Why would IBM make layoffs?

Fears for Scots jobs as IBM set to axe 15,000 in European shake-up

IBM's Restructuring Blues

IBM Execs forego pay raise but workers still lose jobs.

IBM shareholders to put company on the spot

IBM to spend $5 Billion is stock buyback as workers face the axe.

IBM Workers In Europe May Strike Over Offshoring. Shareholders at IBM's annual meeting this week will vote on an anti-offshoring resolution.

IBM Restructuring Could Bring Staff Cuts And Management Changes. IBM is promising details in the coming months after reporting slow revenue growth in the first quarter.

Workers Join Lawmakers in Launching Employee Free Choice Act

IBM May Restructure After Missing Outlook

IBM executive launches attack on health plan

Did his duty - then lost his job

Retirees will keep pushing for benefits

Why Women Leave I.T.

IBM Employees Sending Mixed Signals in New Vault Employee Surveys

IBM pact nixed, Spherion closes local office, lays off 163

U.S. Reuters employees in byline strike

Lenovo gets green light from Washington. China's Lenovo Group now has clearance from the U.S. government for its big PC deal with IBM.

RTP Alliance@IBM Newsletter Fall 2004

IBM closes pension to new workers. Provides 401(k) instead of cash-balance pension plan

Report: IBM Selling Personal Computer Unit

Unions Shocked by Move to Cancel Visas and Postpone Beijing Labour Seminar

In Custody: An Updated List of Imprisoned Labor Activists in China

House Republicans cast doubt on Lenovo deal - By Stephanie Kirchgaessner and Edward Alden in Washington and Mure Dickie in Beijing

SBC Brings Back Traditional Pension Plan

Two Republican Governors Rescind Workers’ Contracts, Bargaining Rights

PBC’s and Behavior Modification

Labor Board's Detractors See a Bias Against Workers

Union Activists: Protect Social Security—Not Tax Cuts for the Rich

IBM CEO's Pay Rises 12 Percent in 2004

GE, IBM shifts focus from India to Hungary – a new trend or just isolated cases?

IBM offers concessions on Lenovo sale

As tech industry matures, workers sue

IBM Sees $8 Billion Repatriation

Workers Fight Offshoring Of State Jobs

Bush budget could hurt workers left jobless by trade deals

Lenovo CEO says, "IBM employees are enthusiastic about sale".

Palmisano changing IBM style from top to bottom

Voice of America union Local question new direction of Broadcasting.

Virginia, Fairfax Commit Funds to Help Lure New IBM Jobs.

Help wanted by IT services firms. Need a job? The growing technology services industry is hiring.

Ulster legislature supports pension protection.

J.P. Morgan cancels $5B IBM outsourcing deal. It plans to rehire about 4,000 workers already transferred to IBM

Prairie Island broke labor laws, NLRB says

IBM lays off about 40 workers in Endicott. Documents show 19 cut from Bank Systems unit

IBM fights to suppress cancer probe

IBM cancer claims dismissed after deal

Over 50? Keep your foot in the door!

Scientist who testified in IBM trial withdraws article. Attorneys for IBM claim that the court order prohibited publication of article

Analysis: Signs suggest IBM working on settlement. Plaintiffs' attorneys refuse to discuss case.

Residents: IBM offers settlement for bad wells. East Fishkill deal involves 62 families

In an I.B.M. Village, Fears of Air and Water Pollution - NY Times

Birth defect suit against IBM to go to trial

The White-Collar Blues - It is surprising, how passive American workers have become.

Bracing For The Blow - I.B.M. has sent a holiday chill through its American employees.

IBM Tells Court It Doesn't Owe Back Pay

America's workers need voice at work - Prof. David Cingranelli - SUNY Binghamton, NY

Think Twice issue for Dec 2003-Jan 2004

IBM jobs headed abroad - The plan to move programming jobs to India, China and elsewhere is bad news for RTP.

WA State Government Ships IT Work Offshore -
IBM helps spearhead state's outsourcing efforts

The Ultimate Take Away-Your Health.

Alliance believes IBM should do the right thing

IBM asks for mistrial in toxics case - JUROR HEARD OF "SIXTY MINUTES II'' REPORT ON THE TRIAL. Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Robert Baines allowed the trial to proceed.

IBM Tells Court It Doesn't Owe Back Pay

America's workers need voice at work - Prof. David Cingranelli- SUNY Binghamton, NY

Labor Rallies in Support of Bill to Back the Right to Join Unions - By Steven Greenhouse, NY Times

Employers increase retirees' health-care costs

IBM tested for toxic chemical
Expert says firm knew about benzene at plant.

Ex-IBMers: Data show age bias

• Raleigh News-Observer: IBM Hiring shows Shift in Needs

Vermont Jobs Cited in China Issue - by Nancy Remsen

Skilled Workers Mount Opposition To Free Trade, Swaying Politicians

• Wired: Bidding Your Job Bon Voyage

• Washtech: Lawmakers seek fix on white-collar job visas

• Information Week: IT Workers Face Confidence Crisis Unemployment and outsourcing are creating a crisis of confidence among domestic tech professionals

• Information Week: Identity Crisis Technology workers mull the impact of offshore outsourcing and struggle to find a unified voice

• Computerworld: Study says IT worker unemployment at unprecedented levels

• Computerworld: IT's Global Itinerary: "Offshore Outsourcing Inevitable" By next year, 80% of CIOs will have marching orders to take some IT offshore - UNLESS WE FIGHT BACK!

Third World Traveler - excerpt from the book "Sharing The Pie" by Steve Brouwer

Unions help all workers, new study finds - a new report by the Economic Policy Institute.

US H1-B visa ban to hit 65,000 Indians - Educated and highly-qualified Indians may have their U.S. software sector jobs dream, quashed if a legislation to ban the issue of H1-B visas is debated and passed as a law.

Laid-Off Tech Workers Denied Govt Job-Training Benefits...Software developer Jim Fusco wonders why he should be treated any differently from a factory worker.

• Fortune: Value Driven - Jobs have left before, but this time America's place in the global economy is at stake.

• The Register: IBM lays off 15,000, HP 1300

• American Prospect: Toward a More Perfect Union: New Labor's Hard Road

• Gartner: U.S. Offshore Outsourcing Leads to Structural Changes and Big Impact

U.S. college grads see jobs being taken abroad

Are we Done with the 40-hour Work Week?

• Washington Post: In Wal-Mart's America

Commentary: Outsourcing Jobs: Is It Bad? Two Business Week economists debate whether that's good or bad

White-collar jobs moving overseas .. Three times, IBM Corp. asked Bonny Berger to train a foreign worker to take over her job...

Tech industry trend to move jobs overseas could backfire

Michigan loses as tech jobs slip overseas. Trend hurts region's 'Automation Alley' efforts

Latest Austin export: jobs. Smaller tech companies join trend of moving work in design, support overseas

Offshore Lore - Myths and facts of white-collar out-sourcing

• July 30, A Union Battle in Commercials LABOR battles are often fought on the picket lines, but Verizon and its largest union are dueling to get the upper hand in an unusual battle of newspaper ads and spot broadcast messages.

• July 30, New Gartner Report: 1 in 10 Tech US Jobs May Move Overseas

• July 30, U.S. employers handing out smallest pay raises since mid-1970s...

Are Unions the Answer to IT Workers’ Outsourcing Worries? -- iSeries Network

IBM's global plans irk cyber-clan. Patriotic investors traipsing through cyberspace this week took strong exception to Big Blue's apparent move to flex the 'I' in IBM.

Tech jobs leaving U.S. on the cheap.

Offshore Lore - Myths and facts of white-collar out-sourcing

A Union Battle in Commercials LABOR battles are often fought on the picket lines, but Verizon and its largest union are dueling to get the upper hand in an unusual battle of newspaper ads and spot broadcast messages.

New Gartner Report: 1 in 10 Tech US Jobs May Move Overseas

U.S. employers handing out smallest pay raises since mid-1970s...

Are Unions the Answer to IT Workers’ Outsourcing Worries? -- iSeries Network

IBM's global plans irk cyber-clan. Patriotic investors traipsing through cyberspace this week took strong exception to Big Blue's apparent move to flex the 'I' in IBM.

Tech jobs leaving U.S. on the cheap.

New Offshoring News Page - both IBM and general news about moving jobs to other countries

Huge win for Labor at Walmart

TIME: Where did my raise go?

Tech workers ponder unions as unrest grows

India offers land to IBM for new campus

PC World: Tech Workers Face Tough Job Market

POK Journal: "IBM Chief: Technology is not enough" - from Kansas City

NY Journal News: "IBM Optimistic on Future"

Kansas City Star: "IBM shareholders defeat plan to expense stock options"

Poughkeepsie Journal: Cash Balance Pensions Decried

NY Times: IRS Regs on Cash Balance Pension Conversions
Attacked in Hearings

Hartford Courant: Who Really Benefits from Labor Law Changes?

Newsday: Cash Balance Pensions Debated

Washington Post: Pension Proposal is Under Fire

CFO.com: The Clash over Cash Conversions: will long-time employees get the shaft?

Overtime rules may or may not apply to you

Computerworld: Outsourcing Angst

Lawsuit alleges Sun Microsystems Inc. laid off thousands of American high-tech workers in order to replace them with younger, lower-paid engineers from India

Computerworld: Off-shore Face Off - If your developer job doesn't require you to spend "face time" with users, it's ripe for being sent offshore, and you're all but obsolete.

NY Times: "What if a Pension Shift hit Lawmakers too?" "Virtually every senator and representative would lose out, the study found — in some cases by hundreds of thousands of dollars"

Business Week: The New Global Job Shift The next round of globalization is sending upscale jobs offshore ... Can America lose these jobs and still prosper? Who wins? Who loses?

Computerworld: "Offshore Faceoff" "Nervous about offshore outsourcing? You should be"

Fortune: "Bye Bye Pension" Soon hundreds of corporations may slash pensions by as much as half.

"GE Severs Execs' Link to Pensions - IBM Votes On Issue In April" By Craig Wolf, Poughkeepsie Journal

Labor Educator's response to the Nation article

The Nation: "Lighting Labor's Fire" "To bring a real labor movement back, we may need a more individualist, even libertarian approach"

NY Times: "What if a Pension Shift hit Lawmakers too?" "Virtually every senator and representative would lose out, the study found — in some cases by hundreds of thousands of dollars"

NY Times: "Too Old to Work?" Explains why suing for age discrimination is very difficult

"Pension De-Form" by Molly Ivins

MSN Money:
The war on your retirement

Business Week: Perilous Currents in Offshore Shift

CNET: IT services firms eye foreign labor

Start --> Programs --> Organize Against Offshoring

San Jose Mercury News: Labor group protests offshore tech hiring

Lifetime Career in IT: Is it Possible?

The Great Tech Job Exodus....

CWA Statement on the war with Iraq

Stock Dividend Tax Cut may hurt 401(k)s

Stock Options: Overused and Underwater

HP to cut costs by sending more work to India, China

NY Times: "Hi, I'm from Bangalore (but I dare not tell)"

Newsweek:"Oh No, More Pension Blues"

Older Workers may have to fight to save pensions

Pension Plan Rules Proposed - Newsday quotes IBMer Jeffrey Zitz

Treasury says cash balance pensions are OK - USAToday quotes IBMer Kathi Cooper

Bush Plan for Cash Balance Pensions Benefits Younger Workers

How to break the American Trance by Granny D.

New IBM CEO continues
Lou Gerstners’ policies of greed

For Richer? The Disappearing Middle Class - A Must Read!

MN helps retrain IBM workers who lost jobs - note "over 70% were over 40 years old"

Pension Accounting Whoppers

Corporate Books hide another ticking bomb - more money for "thousands" of IBM executives

US Workers taking H-1B issues to court

IT Unions II -
I touched a nerve with the talk of unions for geeks

Beware of Brave New Health Plans - Business Week

The Soul of the Worker - Special Report by Dennis Kucinich

Reforming Labor Law is still a Work in Progress

Are Programmers the Coal Miners of the 20th century?

Shipped Out - the story of how AT&T moved 3500 workers to a new "career" at IBM - knowing it wouldn't last

Beware of Brave New Health Plans - Business Week - warning: very frightening.

The Soul of the Worker - Special Report by Dennis Kucinich

Reforming Labor Law is still a Work in Progress

Regrowing a Spine - wakeup call for US workers

Will the AFL-CIO finally support labor law reform?

Are Programmers the Coal Miners of the 20th century?

Unions see Organizing Opportunity

"What do you mean 'us', boss?"

TheStreet.com: "Layoffs, what layoffs?"
Aug. 14: IBM Cuts over 15,000 jobs

Regrowing a Spine - wakeup call for US workers

Will the AFL-CIO finally support labor law reform?

IT Workers on way to Joining Unions?

Worker Loyalty has lost its rewards

As tech jobs decrease, interest in unions is up

IBM Reports 2nd Quarter Results: CNET article IBM nips estimates despite charges

Organizing: Union Takes the Long, Bottom-Up Route at GE - This campaign is very similar to the Alliance@ IBM strategy

Hard times spark EE interest in unions

Sam's Dull Scalpel

California court rules firms can cut benefits for older workers

Flavors of Fraud

Market Repercussions of Angry Workers

Recent articles about the job cuts

Do you still have a job? Check your voicemail.

Pension plans cheating those who quit early, audit finds

Stop Corporate Welfare! Tax breaks challenged when US workers are laid off

Firing "poor performers" for economic reasons - do you hear the "bar being raised?"

Business Digs In Against Attempts To Reform Existing Pension Rules - "We believe nothing should be done." -from the WSJ

IBM's Accounting Tricks - from the Motley Fool

The Pension Bomb - Manna from pension plans inflated bottom lines in boom times. Now, profits will take a hit - from Business Week

The NY Times questions IBM's practices to meet 4Q earnings expectations (free registration reqd.)

USA Today: Employees' new motto: Trust no one - What happens when companies have canceled severance, halted health benefits, withdrawn job offers, changed pension plans or issued misleading audit reports

Fortune: that old Financial Magic

A very different style of layoffs at Cisco. The differences in executive's attitudes is very telling.

Can Unions Seize the Post-9-11 Moment?

A Year of Contrasts: Courage, Sacrifice and …Corporate Greed by Bernie Sanders

Oct. 2001 Plan Sponsor Magazine cover article, "Mad as Hell" - about employee pension activism at IBM and other companies - excellent article

"America's Workers Can't Spend Praise" by John Sweeney

Sen. Wellstone develops legislation to help workers' rights

"It's Payback Time" Recession, Bad Bosses, and the Art of Sabatoge" (Note: we don't advocate this approach, but we did enjoy reading the story)

"White Collar Blues" Free agency is over. Layoffs are back. Many of the people losing their jobs are white-collar and college educated (Fortune)

Poison valley Sunday: Is IBM workers’ poor health the price we pay for high-tech progress?

The painful history of IBM's "Total Compensation" Read a summary of all the changes that have taken place, bit by bit, over the last few years

Worried about Health and Retirement benefits? Despite an 11-year record-setting economic expansion, a new study shows that 74 percent of U.S. workers say they're worried about their financial future — especially when it comes to their health and retirement benefits.

Blue Notes at IBM - Job-cut rumbles pervade campus - from Raleigh

Why IT workers need a union by Mike Blain, Washtech

CIO Magazine:
IT Workers of the World: Are they Uniting?
features IBM Alliance organizers Devin Kruse, Linda Guyer, and Bill Costine

White Collar Sweatshops and White Collar Sweatshops II

There is Power in a Union: Laws need to be changed to strengthen unions. by Ralph Nader 02/26/01

Imploding Computer Industry and the Workers

When is the union election at IBM?

CNET.com: Will high-tech chaos finally give birth to unions?

Health Benefit Changes at IBM -- Rumors were strong in 2000 that changes were coming -- we'd like to take credit for the delay...

Temps Rule In Big Reversal, Unions Open Up
By Doug Brown, Inter@ctive Week
October 16, 2000
In tough rhetoric that condemns its own board's history, and even takes to task one of its members, the National Labor Relations Board reversed nearly 30 years of rulings that had the effect of keeping temporary workers out of labor unions.

Stop Corporate Welfare by Ralph Nader

11/12/00: Average CEO pay jumps 535% in 1990's
CEO pay jumped 535% in the 1990s, dwarfing the 297% rise in the S&P 500, 116% rise in corporate profits and 32% increase in average worker pay (not adjusted for inflation)

Business Week: The New Global Job Shift - The next round of globalization is sending upscale jobs offshore. They include basic research, chip design, engineering--even financial analysis. Can America lose these jobs and still prosper? Who wins? Who loses?

The Future Health Account: