Subject: Unionizing?
From: "Evan Martin" <evan -dot- martin -at- garvin-allen -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2002 16:35:36 -0400

Someone wrote:

"Until writers unionize and demand collective bargaining, until they abandon
the comforting delusion that they are white-collar professionals instead of
the hired help they're treated as, we will be fighting one another for jobs
and respect, and calling it "market forces" until all documentation is just
XML output from code. "


Unionizing? Now I'm ignorant when it comes to unions, but it sounds like a
good way to drive the paid technical writer right out of a lot of companies.
I know I'd be gone if I became part of a union that forced my employer to
increase my salary.

We have enough problems convincing employers of our worth without adding the
word "Union" to the perception.


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