If IT Workers Had a Union

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2007-08-27
 
 
 

If IT Workers Had a Union

If my job is outsourced or becomes obsolete, pay to retrain me for six months. (Oh yeah, and the union itself should have a fund set up to pay for additional training if I need it.)

If IT Workers Had a Union

If IT Workers Had a Union - Ergonomic chairs

If Detroit can make it easier on the UAW memberships backs, you can do the same for us.

If IT Workers Had a Union - Ergonomic chairs

If IT Workers Had a Union - Minimum of four weeks vacation (five with seniority)

Two weeks just isnt enough when you consider how often we work evenings and late into the night so we dont impact operations.

If IT Workers Had a Union - Minimum of four weeks vacation (five with seniority)

If IT Workers Had a Union - Medical benefits paid by the company

In exchange, we promise not to sue you for every case of eye strain, carpal tunnel syndrome, cranky back and acid reflux.

If IT Workers Had a Union - Medical benefits paid by the company

If IT Workers Had a Union - Benefits protection

If my job gets offshored, the company should keep paying my benefits for a year.

If IT Workers Had a Union - Benefits protection

If IT Workers Had a Union - Telecommuting

We already have remote management tools. Let me telecommute at least half the time.

If IT Workers Had a Union - Telecommuting

If IT Workers Had a Union - Professional advancement

Help me remain relevant by paying for me to update my skills every two years.

If IT Workers Had a Union - Professional advancement

If IT Workers Had a Union - Overtime

If you want me on call 24/7, then you have to pay for that.

If IT Workers Had a Union - Overtime

If IT Workers Had a Union - Holidays

Keep scheduled maintenance on weekends and holidays to a minimum (because we have lives too).

If IT Workers Had a Union - Holidays

If IT Workers Had a Union - Retirement

Match my 401(k) contributions 100 percent. Life is uncertain enough without having to stress about retirement.

If IT Workers Had a Union - Retirement

If IT Workers Had a Union - Flexible meal times

Give me access to free soda and Twinkies, Ho Hos, Ring Dings and Yodels 24 hours a day.

If IT Workers Had a Union - Flexible meal times

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