December 20, 2000

New economy union busting

Author: JT Smith has an article on dotcom unions: "In late November, the San Francisco local of the Newspaper
Guild-Communications Workers of America submitted a petition to the
National Labor Relations Board to certify union representation for
thirty-six employees at etown, representing perhaps the first dot-com
employees to seek union status. Thirteen of the thirty-six employees
were fired two days later, though Lew Brown,'s president
and CEO, said the dismissals were for economic reasons, and the timing
'an unfortunate coincidence.' "


  • Open Source
Click Here!