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@EliotH @OrangeSunshine@_DerrylI have my doubts as to whether these agreements were actually meant for upper level management and instead everything under those positions.  Afterall, the sentiment of lawsuits and legality reared its head in more than one of those documents.  That could easily have been the unwritten agreements that were never uncovered because they actually were unwritten.  CEO's are not stupid and there is a lot more to lose on the other end and from the pool of developers seeking better pay for their craft.  I think the justice department was duped or they like the rest of the government regulators and judicial branch have been compensated to make the problem go away.

2 days, 1 hour ago on Revealed: Apple and Google’s wage-fixing cartel involved dozens more companies, over one million employees

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@ORAXX1 These are not free marketeers.  They are liberals running multi billion dollar companies.  Liberals who will preach one thing and do the exact opposite.  Hypocrites.  At least the conservative CEO's are direct with their screwing the employees.

2 days, 2 hours ago on Revealed: Apple and Google’s wage-fixing cartel involved dozens more companies, over one million employees

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@BobParkman I couldn't agree more unless you made the fine bigger and jail time longer.  This sentencing is not a sentencing at all.  It is an insult, slap in the face and downright firm shit in the mouth of every single employee affected by this criminal collusion.   It is racketeering.   Just because it was a crime committed by people who live on the upper edge of society they get to "settle" out of court, admit no wrongdoing, and continue on as if nothing ever happened.  It is just like they do with the finance industry workers.  These criminals are no less a piece of shit criminal than the thug who mugs old ladies on their way home from evening church service.  Once again we have a clear and evident display of how the laws in this country get applied differently if you have a lot of money in your  bank account and move in a higher clique of wealthy individuals. 

2 days, 2 hours ago on Revealed: Apple and Google’s wage-fixing cartel involved dozens more companies, over one million employees

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@francoborgo Buying a company for a higher than value amount DOES NOT translate into higher salaries for the employees of the bought out company.  The overage of what the company was worth (although this is a misnomer because the buyer is who placed the value at where they paid for it) goes to the person or people who sold the company.  Man this is the second completely dumb comment you have made.  Are you a CEO of one of the named companies or what?

2 days, 2 hours ago on Revealed: Apple and Google’s wage-fixing cartel involved dozens more companies, over one million employees

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@erasmuse61 You know it was.  Eric Holder is a huge racist who would have loved nothing more than to stick it to a bunch of white bread companies to line the pockets of the justice department and executive wing.

2 days, 3 hours ago on Revealed: Apple and Google’s wage-fixing cartel involved dozens more companies, over one million employees

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@gerardrjj Because a company's upper level management or board will only need to contact a very limited number of other upper level people and be able to keep their actions under wraps making the open process of organizing a large number of employees to collectively bargain for higher wages a lost cause or one with minimal plus side for the collective.
  But more, many people would not even want to have to join a union in order to be able to ask or demand a better payrate.  Most unions do nothing but collect monthly dues and when the time for negotiating a new contract comes up, it is only the unions officers who end up with better benefits.

2 days, 3 hours ago on Revealed: Apple and Google’s wage-fixing cartel involved dozens more companies, over one million employees

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@benso033gm @yanggyYour forgetting these lists were specifically for the higher paying managerial and above positions.  This is clear and blatant wage theft from every single upper level exec in all those companies.  But I think this fixing easily translates into lower wages for the lower tier workers also.  You can't be paying an exec less than his subordinates.

2 days, 3 hours ago on Revealed: Apple and Google’s wage-fixing cartel involved dozens more companies, over one million employees

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@Missbreaks Nope, the whole idea of the free market is why a person should not be required to enjoin in a contract such as you describe unless it is structured like the sports contracts are.  Players are locked into a team for a set amount of time but afterwards they can go for the top notch salaries of free agency.  But with tech there is no limelight to propel the employee into the more lucrative levels of pay so this wouldn't work either.  The workers in the EU are screwed out of a lot of higher paying jobs with those contracts I am sure.  Because their employers know when they are up and can effectively put the word out to not hire this or that employee away.  Another collusive agreement scheme where the employee is the loser of higher pay or benefits.

2 days, 3 hours ago on Revealed: Apple and Google’s wage-fixing cartel involved dozens more companies, over one million employees

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