Will employees picket in IBM in Roch. Tues.?
Alliance@IBM members and supporters are calling for informational pickets at IBM sites Tuesday to call attention to job cuts and off-shoring.
Does anyone know if any pickets or protests are planned in Rochester on Tuesday?
Or are there any counter pro-IBM events planned in response to these?
Here's some the description from the pro-union Alliance@IBM group about the event:
IBM no longer releases headcount numbers by country because it is the evidence of massive job shifting. The Alliance estimates that the IBM US employee population is now at 95,000 down from 132,000 in 2005. Meanwhile IBM employee numbers worldwide, especially in low-cost countries continue to increase.
The Alliance calls for:
• No tax breaks or incentives for companies that shift jobs off-shore and terminates US workers.
• Full disclosure of IBM job cuts and where the jobs are being shifted to.
• An end to shifting work offshore and firing US workers.