Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th Apr 2010 22:00 UTC, submitted by Cytor
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Last Friday HTC unveiled its entry-level Smartphone, aptly named the Smart. [...] However, what we'd like to tell you about is not the new handset, but instead what happened during the press event inside the Taipei 101. This news story hasn't made it outside of Taiwan so far and we felt it was worth reporting on, despite the event taking place a few days ago. As the press conference was drawing to a close and the group photos were about to be taken, the event was gate crashed by representatives for one of HTC's suppliers. A woman came in shouting with several other people following her and there was a general confusion among the media at the event. The HTC PR representatives were doing their best to drag her away from the stage, while she was trying to hand over some kind of a list to Peter Chou, the president and CEO of HTC."
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I call B.S.
by shaunehunter on Thu 8th Apr 2010 04:29 UTC in reply to "RE: Right on!"
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This article wasn't about software developers it was about factory workers. Just like the Labour movement was about them and not engineers.

Your argument using software developers is illogical. First you state the quality of a developer can't be determined then presume that a company employing union workers can't reward their employees based on merit and achievement and must all earn an equal wage. I think your getting unions confused with communism as a lot of conservitive americans/canadians do.

Unions still benefit and protect workers. Most good paying, safe and stable jobs are union (ie. government,health care, auto, oil & gas). It can be true that its harder to fire problem employees but in my opinion if they don't cost the company more than paying the severance then their not that much of a problem. A union can't force a company to keep someone, companies want to terminate without acknowledging the collective bargaining agreement. Think about it.

A union has never driven a business under thats just an excuse for bad management (ie. GM, Chrysler).

I think your poorly enformed and need to read up on the labour movements of the industrial revolution and the conditions that lead to them. You can draw a line between their struggles and what we consider not just acceptable but humane working conditions. Commonly known and documented history backs my opinions so I have to insist on them.

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