IT workers and the union label

By Faye West
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/25/2001

A decidedly old economy concept has recently turned heads in the heart of the new economy.

Once considered models of free-agency, independence and career ownership, some disenchanted IT workers have lately been pondering the benefits of unions and collective action.

There have been a number of high-profile moves by staff to organize at dotcom companies such as amazon.com and etown.com, as well as at established firms like IBM.