IT guilde: A once and future union?


Author: JT Smith

From CIO (via CNN): “In the 1930s, muscle-bound steel workers served as poster boys for
the AFL-CIO — the American Federation of Labor, then a rising power as the
country’s umbrella union organization.

Workers were in the driver’s seat of the American economy, they called the
shots. Today, it’s the often less-than-strapping IT worker who has slipped
behind the wheel. Can brainy software engineers replace brawny men of yore as
spokesmodels for labor unions and exploited workers in the new economy? The
answer is yes. And no.”


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