"another" and "better" career alternative?.....Nope!

John Jacobson johnjac at nospam.xnet.com
Tue Jan 16 00:09:11 EST 2001

"DPH" <kgclg15 at kg.hsanet.net> wrote in message
news:3A63C98F.B7679EDB at kg.hsanet.net...
> Lawson English wrote:
> > in article 93vr09$247$1 at onsager.bd.psu.edu, Brian Moore at
> > moore at onsager.bd.psu.edu wrote on 1/15/01 2:44 PM:
> >
> > >
> > > Part of the context of the broad-based support for H1-B comes, I
> > > think from this vague belief that there is an across the board
> > > shortage of "science and tecnical" people.  Such shortages
> > > are only in a few certain fields, which unfortunately is a nuanced
> > > that most congresspeople can't grasp.
> >
> > Most congresspeople aren't stupid, but out-of-work technies are NOT
> > for their reelection campaign and comprise a tiny segment of the voting
> > population, so their opinions, needs and desires are not relevant.
> >
> That is just another reason for a union.  An IT Professional's union could
> their position known, and exhort their membership to write and call their
> congressmen, and suggest to their membership which congressmen would
> butter their bread (say that 3 times fast... ), etc.

   They can do that now, without a union.

> Unions don't have to all be
> about strikes.  If U want to see an effective lobbying association, join
the NRA
> and experience the barrage of information concerning gun rights that it
sends its
> members.  I'm an NRA life member,  and could probably paper the walls with
> correspondence I get from them in a year.  A union of, say, 4 million IT
> would be a formidable political force.

   I don't think you can compare the NRA with a labor union. It doesn't
exist under the purview of the NLRB, or according to the idea that
management and workers are necessarily at opposite ends of the battle.

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