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Our friends over at IDG Net are reporting that workers at Big Blue are in revolt over a proposed change in pension plans and are trying to organise a union. And the workers are using the Internet to coordinate their efforts. Over at IBM Union, the workers are asking that the firm start to respect individuals again. The workers are obviously a little worried about the IBM thought police. At the top of the page, they point to an article of US law saying the following: "Section 8(a)(1) of the National Labor Relations Act states it is a violation for Employers to spy on union gatherings, or pretend to spy. For the purpose of the National Labor Relations Act, notice is hereby given that the www.ibmunion.com site and all of its content, messages, communications, or other content is considered to be a union gathering." Computer companies are not very unionised. However, a couple of years ago, employees at IBM and Apple France joined a general strike. ® See related stories: IBM attacked in staff Web uprising Web workers to get own trade union Flying pickets turn to Internet to wage war on factory owners

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