About these Links:
These links are provided so you have the opportunity to explore other viewpoints and to see what's happening. You may find that these links provide diametrically opposite viewpoints to that of the Alliance @ IBM. In some cases, the organizational links are "icebergs" from the IBM glacier. We invite you to explore these domains and see / ask if they represent you, serve you, threaten you, or if you'd be better off if you were part of an "iceberg".
The Alliance @ IBM / CWA is intent on bringing dignity, respect, representation, benefits, and an enjoyable / safe work environment to IBM workers. If you have something to say about all of this, please don't hesitate to contact us. We hope that's why you're here. You may have already lost your dignity, respect, benefits, and representation, what more do you have to lose -- besides your job?
One more thing before we get to the "bad stuff". Another resource that should hear / know your personal thoughts, is you elected state and federal representatives. Try this link and see just how easy it is to drop them a line. http://congress.nw.dc.us/rollcall/elecmail.html
ERIC - The ERISA Industry Committee
What they're about: This Committee looks good / sounds good at first glance, but look a bit closer. This is an organized committee of business executives that collectively are deciding what's good for you and I. Capitalism's greed in action!
Check them out: http://www.eric.org/
What they're about: Merged with Adams, Nash & Haskell. "The partnership between our two companies represents the merger of the field's top intellectual assets in response to the explosive growth of union organizing across the country."
Check them out: http://www.sheridan-consulting.com/main.html
H1-B Visa Hall of Shame
What they're about: This web site explains how H1-B visas are used by companies to bring in foreign workers at lower salaries and benefits than you have. IBM's TATA subsidiary is near the top of list of companies that have H1-B workers, even though IBM lays off hundreds to thousands of skilled workers each year. Moreover, IBM and other companies are lobbying Congress to allow many more of these workers into the country.
Check them out: http://shameh1-b.webhostme.com/
Adams, Nash, Haskell & Sheridan
What they're about: "Adams, Nash, Haskell & Sheridan has established itself as the authority on a wide array of human resource management consulting, with services ranging from change management counsel and management effectiveness assessments to full scale counter-union campaigns, and more."
Check them out: http://www.anh.com/
What they're about: CTG is an outsourcing company that IBM deals with. Has a "cozy" work relationship with IBM and Lotus doing e-Business and Project Management services. Thought those were services IBMers were capable of doing! Their web site is "sexy", but requires a plug-in (Flash) you can get at their page.
Check them out: http://www.ctg.com/
International Flex Technologies
What they're about: Purchased IBM's Flex Circuit line in Endicott. IBMers one day, IFT's the next. Good deal? Bad deal? But it can happen to you too.
Check them out: http://www.internationalflex.com/home.html
What they're about: Celestica purchased several of IBM's ECAT operations & people too! Definitely NOT a good deal for those workers. "The acquisitive company makes printed circuit assemblies, power and memory modules, and provides services such as component procurement, prototyping, testing, and supply-chain management. The company sells its products to original equipment manufacturers such as Cisco Systems, Dell Computer, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, and Sun. Canadian conglomerate Onex owns about 55% of the company, which was formerly owned by IBM Canada."
Check them out: http://www.celestica.com/
Sorry this page is so depressing! It's not a nice world out there all by yourself. We'd like to help--Alliance @ IBM.