IBM layoffs raise ire in N.Y. State A...

IBM layoffs raise ire in N.Y. State Assembly

There are 28 comments on the www.computerworld.com story from Mar 26, 2009, titled IBM layoffs raise ire in N.Y. State Assembly. In it, www.computerworld.com reports that:

Fallout from IBM's layoffs on Thursday spread over social networks like Twitter and on union message boards, as employees posted the news about their job losses in real time. There was a political reaction, too, in New York, where the company's headquarters are located.

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Tanya

San Jose, CA

#22 Mar 28, 2009
IBM layoff news is not so good to American. Not only IBM, lots of companies are doing the same way. We should push this problme to congress and make sure have plan to stop it.

One last thing..

Please buy products from US only...
Dinah

Triangle, VA

#23 Mar 29, 2009
Damn You wrote:
<quoted text> You're right, the intelligent, motivated types are already jumping ship. Can you blame them?
That's not quite what I meant. What I meant was that since companies, even the PROSPEROUS ones like IBM chose not to pay their workers a fair wage, the JOBS go on to India, etc.
Dinah

Triangle, VA

#24 Mar 29, 2009
Tanya wrote:
IBM layoff news is not so good to American. Not only IBM, lots of companies are doing the same way. We should push this problme to congress and make sure have plan to stop it.
One last thing..
Please buy products from US only...
No. The LAST thing we need is for a bunch of clueless libs to get involved. What we NEED isan elimination of hiring and payroll taxes and put reins on the unions. We need penalties for business folk who hire foreigners when qualified Americans are available.

“Hello Trump”

Since: Jan 07

Goodby Hillary

#25 Mar 29, 2009
Dinah wrote:
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No. The LAST thing we need is for a bunch of clueless libs to get involved. What we NEED isan elimination of hiring and payroll taxes and put reins on the unions. We need penalties for business folk who hire foreigners when qualified Americans are available.
Sorry,the clueless idiot liberals are already pressing the issue. Look for the secret ballot to become a thing of the past concerning union voting,gone will be the idea of any real border enforcement. Pelousi and crew need the votes of their new constiuents-just as soon as they are granted amnasty for coming here illegally. I hope all they crappy plans occur---and voter backlash is so severe that people WILL remember how f**ked up libs made this country when 2010 rolls around.
Dinah

Triangle, VA

#26 Mar 29, 2009
okimar wrote:
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Sorry,the clueless idiot liberals are already pressing the issue. Look for the secret ballot to become a thing of the past concerning union voting,gone will be the idea of any real border enforcement. Pelousi and crew need the votes of their new constiuents-just as soon as they are granted amnasty for coming here illegally. I hope all they crappy plans occur---and voter backlash is so severe that people WILL remember how f**ked up libs made this country when 2010 rolls around.
One can only hope.
River_Rat

Pompton Lakes, NJ

#27 Mar 31, 2009
LETS GIVE THEM SOME T.A.R.P.

By Christine Young
Times Herald-Record
Posted: March 30, 2009 - 2:00 AM

As IBM was firing thousands of American workers last week, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published Big Blue's application to copyright a computerized system that calculates how to offshore jobs while maximizing government tax breaks.

Update: IBM withdraws its application, calling it an error.

In their application to patent a "method and system for strategic global resource sourcing," five Hudson Valley IBMers describe how it weighs such plans as "50 percent of resources in China by 2010," against such factors as labor costs, infrastructure and the "minimum head count to qualify for incentives."

The five Westchester County inventors, Ching-hua Chen-ritzo, Daniel Patrick Connors, Markus Ettl, Mayank Sharma, and Karthik Sourirajan, submitted the application to the patent office in September 2007, but it took a year and a half for that patent to be published online.

None could be reached by telephone Sunday except Ching-hua Chen-ritzo of Mahopac, who declined to comment, and attempts to reach IBM were unsuccessful.

Lee Conrad, national coordinator for [email protected], a group trying to unionize Big Blue, was stunned to learn of the application.

"This is obviously outrageous a patent on how to offshore U.S. jobs," Conrad said. "IBM is obviously doing all it can to decimate the U.S. work force, and it is all the more reason why IBM should not get any tax breaks or stimulus money. They clearly are abandoning the U.S. work force."

The application says the system weighs moving into or out of a particular country against criteria such as wages, political systems, "incentive contracts" and the economic impact of "violating and/or satisfying those incentives."

In January, IBM reported that about 115,000, or 29 percent, of its global work force of about 400,000, is in the United States.

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Resource Action

United States

#28 Feb 24, 2011
Buh Bye IBM employees.
Resource Action

Raleigh, NC

#30 Jun 29, 2013
Another 3000 + bite the dust!

http://www.endicottalliance.org/jobcutsreport...

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