"another" and "better" career alternative?.....Nope!
johnjac at nospam.xnet.com
Tue Jan 16 00:09:11 EST 2001
"DPH" <kgclg15 at kg.hsanet.net> wrote in message
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> 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
> and experience the barrage of information concerning gun rights that it
> 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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