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Submission + - What would it take for developers to start their own union? (

juicegg writes: TechCrunch contributor Klint Finley writes that developers have shunned unions because traditional workplace demands like higher pay are not important to us while traditional unions are incapable of advocating for what developers care about most while at work: autonomy and self-management.

Is this how most developers feel? What about overtime, benefits, conditions for contractors and outsourcing concerns?

Are there any issues big enough to get developers and techies to make collective demands or is it not worth the risk? Do existing unions offer advantages or is it better to start from scratch?

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What would it take for developers to start their own union?

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