Updated Feb. 28, 2014 at 9:08 a.m.

Premium Lock Workers say IBM layoffs hit RTP; company has confirmed cuts in U.S. have begun

Published: 2014-02-27 09:32:00
Updated: 2014-02-28 09:08:47

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A $1 billion "rebalancing" of its workforce as IBM describes its latest round of layoffs hit across the U.S. on Thursday. IBM confirmed cuts were underway. The first reports about cuts in RTP affect the Global Business Services group....

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The problem is a lot of those people will not be competing with one another for the same positions. So, not ALL of them are going to have an easy time finding work.
If all these folks who are being "RA'd" have marketable skills, seems to me they shouldn't have a problem finding another job. So what's all the fuss about?
Unionization is not the answer. The answer is to work for a company that understands that the only way to affect the bottom line is not to always just cut labor costs. IBM's ongoing struggles are the result of a poisoned culture that will not change until about three layers of useless management is cut from the top. Rometty and her "yes" managers are the most clueless bunch that have run a major corporation in the last decade. Best wishes to the liberated.
"collective rights"

No one has the "RIGHT" to a job. I suppose you would be just fine with being forced to keep people on the payroll because they use the blackmail tactic of striking. I really wish IBM would shutdown every location they have in New York. It is dumb to stay in a place where they tax you and your employees at nosebleed levels. People need to wake up, find jobs in areas that have to have local labor. IT at a scale done by IBM is going to shift around each and every year. No one has the luxury of building everything from scratch. Essentially IBM and other large IT companies buys want it needs and divests what is believed to not be needed in order to remain viable as a business. I always find it amusing when people somehow conclude they are owed anything more than the next paycheck for their work.
"no" collective representation
This is what you get when you have now collective representation to fight for worker rights.
Hearing Austin is getting hit pretty hard as well.
Is the "slaughter" talk what they refer to as sensationalism?
And....add RTP NC to that list for today
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