John Kawakami commented on S&H Landing Page 2015-09-30 22:37:27 -0500Hot new story in the New York Times. Toys R’ Us is doing the same. So is New York Life.
John Kawakami commented on Demotrac Landing Page 2014-07-26 17:34:35 -0500People interested in the SF, offshoring, and border politics will want to check out the trailer on this page. Offshoring physical labor and war to Mexico via the internet and robotic telepresence. http://www.downtownindependent.com/events/sleep-dealer-2008-re-release
Let's be the Home of the Brave again
Our nation's workforce and new grads are diverse, talented and abundant. Yet tech giants falsely accuse women, minorities, older workers--in order to divert the public's attention away from their discriminatory recruiting and hiring practices.
This pattern has emerged:
Manpower started recruiting abroad 7 months ago (Oct. 2013) for jobs that won’t start for another 5 to 10 months (between October 2014 and March 2015). They didn't give U.S. workers a chance. They're still doing this.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) caught IBM posting “No Americans Need Apply” job ads. One was for a job in Boise, Idaho.
Infosys, a global IT services company, is facing a lawsuit alleging national origin discrimination. According to the laws suit, 90% of their employees are South Asian. Even their own EEO reports show this!
Manpower, IBM and Infosys must start accepting applications from qualified Americans in a fair and ethical way--it's that simple. We'll call off the boycott when we see ads like this--recruiting American tech pros for jobs 18 months in the future.
Yes, I will join and support this national effort to return to Equal Opportunity and the American Way:
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I think the H1B guest worker program is being abused, and all guest worker programs help to suppress wages. I think the way to resolve this is by shoring up the rights of H1B workers, while simultaneously stopping the growth of the program, and regulating the recruitment process. Ultimately, H1B visa holders should be fast-tracked to get green cards and citizenship, and the program should be terminated and replaced with a green card program.
Interested in a Union? Well, there isn't that much active organizing going on for programmers, but you can form a worker organization even if you don't have a majority. Check out CoWorker.org.
In VFX? Yes, it's not programming, but some houses have hackers. There are a couple efforts to orgainze. Sign the card:
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