Phone companies release too many new models, say consumers

Phone companies release too many new models, say consumers

A survey commissioned by Greenpeace shows that the majority of consumers think that phone manufacturers release too many new models. Almost half said that they agreed that companies should take more responsibility to support recycling….

IBM workers’ unions call for halt to job cuts

IBM workers’ unions call for halt to job cuts

Trade unions representing IBM workers around the world have called for an urgent moratorium on job cuts and for meaningful dialogue with the company following intense media speculation about restructuring at the troubled multinational.Trade unions…

Toxic Town: IBM, Pollution, and Industrial Risks

Toxic Town: IBM, Pollution, and Industrial Risks

In 1924, IBM built its first plant in Endicott, New York. Now, Endicott is a contested toxic waste site. With its landscape thoroughly contaminated by carcinogens, Endicott is the subject of one of the nation’s…

Poor working conditions persist in Chinese IT production

Poor working conditions persist in Chinese IT production

Forced overtime, strenuous shifts during peak periods, few days off each month, wages lower than a living wage, and militant management; these are the outcomes of an investigation into Chinese IT manufacturers by six European…

Massive lay-offs at IBM due to offshoring to Asia

Massive lay-offs at IBM due to offshoring to Asia

Massive job cuts have been reported at IBM in the USA, earlier this year. Alliance@IBM/CWA calculated that the company laid off at least 1,052 workers, or about 1 percent of IBM’s 105,000-person U.S. work force,…