1If 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.)
2If 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.
3If 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.
4If 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.
5If IT Workers Had a Union – Benefits protection
If my job gets offshored, the company should keep paying my benefits for a year.
6If IT Workers Had a Union – Telecommuting
We already have remote management tools. Let me telecommute at least half the time.
7If IT Workers Had a Union – Professional advancement
Help me remain relevant by paying for me to update my skills every two years.
8If IT Workers Had a Union – Overtime
If you want me on call 24/7, then you have to pay for that.
9If IT Workers Had a Union – Holidays
Keep scheduled maintenance on weekends and holidays to a minimum (because we have lives too).
10If IT Workers Had a Union – Retirement
Match my 401(k) contributions 100 percent. Life is uncertain enough without having to stress about retirement.
11If 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.
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