RE: negotiate wages

From:"David A. Reynolds"


Yikes, here comes the FBI!

Dave Reynolds (oops, I mean Smith)HT
Seattle, WA

On Thu, 20 Jun 2002, Keith, Cindy wrote:

>  So why don't we do a survey here on the histonet?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Geoff McAuliffe
> To: Bruce Gapinski
> Cc: ''
> Sent: 6/19/02 5:04 PM
> Subject: Re: negotiate wages
> Bruce Gapinski wrote: 
> How do you negotiate your wages? Do you belong to a union? If so is
> there 
> web access to the Histology wages? 
> This appears to be the only "legal" way for us to negotiate with our 
> employer. If I were to call you, and ask you what you make (as I'd done 
> before for years) I could be fired for collusion. Don't bother, I've
> checked 
> it out. Called Washington  DC and talked to the Anti-trust people, it's 
> legal.
>     Rubbish!! Name the law, the exact statute please, that is violated.
> What case law supports this opinion? I think you talked to the wrong
> people in DC. 
>     What you are saying is that no one in the country can ask anyone
> else in the same profession what they are paid and use that information
> to negotiate a higher salary. Since such a law could not be applied to
> one profession, it must apply to all. Or maybe there is a specific law
> that targets HTs and HTLs? The "Parade" magazine that comes with my
> Sunday paper has a salary survey of sorts each year, "what people make".
> So if I read that and use that information to negotiate  higher pay, the
> person quoted and the author and the editor and the publisher and I are
> all guilty of collusion? 
>     Of course, your employer is constantly (24 hours/day) monitoring
> your conversations with others in the profession to be sure that no
> "collusion" occurs. You meet a colleague from the lab across town at a
> local workshop. She tells you she got a raise but she can't tell you to
> what or how much because it is or might become collusion?? 
>     Could we have some common sense here? Collusion is often illegal but
> asking someone how much they make is NOT collusion. 
> Geoff 
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