Geeks Protest Outsourcing Conference

By Deane Barker on September 17, 2003

Labor activists picket outsourcing event: If I was in danger of having to train someone to take over my own job, I’d be out there picketing too.

“A two-day conference instructing companies on moving technology jobs and other work overseas drew picketers, in one of the first San Francisco Bay Area protests over a growing trend that’s shaking up the entire computer industry.

A group of about 50 labor organizers and out-of-work techies gathered at 8:30 a.m. PDT on Tuesday in front of the Hyatt Regency hotel here, where conference organizer Brainstorm Group is holding its Nearshore and Offshore Outsourcing Conference this week.”