By Ethan Baron | [email protected] | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: March 27, 2019 at 12:25 pm | UPDATED: March 27, 2019 at 12:27 pm Technology giant IBM targeted “grey hairs” and “old heads” for negative performance reviews so it could oust them from the company, as it formed a “Millennial Corps” and focused on hiring “early professionals,” a new age-discrimination lawsuit claims. “In the past six years alone, IBM has discharged over 20,000 U.S. employees who were at least 40 years old in pursuit of a company-wide practice of using forced group terminations, referred to as ‘Resource Actions,’ to accomplish its goal of removing older employees from its labor force,” said the lawsuit filed Wednesday by four former IBM employees. Three of them worked at the company for more than three decades, and one for more than 10 years, the suit said. All were over 55 when they were sacked in May 2016, according to the … [Read more...] about IBM purged ‘gray hairs’ and ‘old heads’ as it launched ‘Millennial Corps’: lawsuit
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday signed a presidential memorandum directing the Commerce Department to develop a long-term comprehensive national spectrum strategy to prepare for the introduction of next-generation 5G wireless networks. FILE PHOTO - U.S. President Donald Trump gestures prior to departing on a trip to Wisconsin from the White House in Washington, U.S., October 24, 2018. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton Trump is also creating a White House Spectrum Strategy Task Force and wants federal agencies to report on government spectrum needs and review how spectrum can be shared with private sector users. The goal is to ensure there is enough spectrum to handle the growing amount of internet and wireless traffic and that future faster 5G networks have adequate spectrum. A 5G sign is seen during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain February 28, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman The White House also said Trump is withdrawing presidential … [Read more...] about Trump signs order to set U.S. spectrum strategy as 5G race looms
STUART, Fla. — At 3 p.m. Tuesday, President Trump is scheduled to sign the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 into law.Included in that massive plan is a bill to create a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee, which is expected to greatly help the algae crisis in South Florida.The South Florida Water Management District has said creating the reservoir could reduce Lake Okeechobee discharges by 65 percent.The water storage project is designed to take water from the lake and filter out toxins that contribute to those harmful algae blooms.It will cost about $1.3 billion, which will be split between the federal and state governments.The reservoir could take nine to 10 years to build, so it is not an immediate fix.The bill also directs the Army Corps of Engineers to develop a five-year plan to reduce those harmful algae blooms.The bill was achieved via bipartisan support from U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, Sen. Bill Nelson and Sen. Marco Rubio. … [Read more...] about President Trump to sign bill creating reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee to help with algae crisis
President Trump’s tariffs on imported aluminum and steel are securing massive wage hikes for American steelworkers with the United States Steel Corporation. An exclusive report by Reuters reveals the details of the wage hikes for the approximately 16,000 U.S. Steel Corp union workers who have had their wages frozen for two years. Before that, between 2012 and 2015, the steelworkers only saw a six percent wage hike.The newest contract between the union and U.S. Steel certifies that the U.S. steelworkers will see a 14 percent wage hike over the next four years, marking the largest pay increase for steelworkers in six years. Weeks ago, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross — a staunch economic nationalist — predicted that Trump’s tariffs on imported steel and aluminum would lead to wage increases for U.S. steelworkers. “In many ways the current negotiations between the steel companies and the [United Steelworkers] probably will be a bellwether,” Ross … [Read more...] about U.S. Steelworkers Get Largest Wage Hike in Years with Trump’s Tariffs
The United States Space Force is a newly proposed military branch that President Donald Trump announced during a meeting of the National Space Council on June 18, 2018. If the proposal is enacted, it will become the sixth armed forces branch, joining the Navy, Army, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard. Trump's announcement took many by surprise, especially in the Pentagon. Some saw the sudden proposal as a strategy to compel Congress and the Department of Defense into supporting a military branch focused solely on space. Others saw it as answering the need to address the growing rivalry and presence of China and Russia in space. "It is not merely enough that we have American presence in space," Trump said during his public proposal. "We must have American dominance in space." Vice President Mike Pence officially unveiled the plans for the U.S. Space Force a short two months later on Aug. 9, 2018. So, what is the Space Force? As much as it sounds like the Space Force will be … [Read more...] about What Is the U.S. Space Force?