Silicon Valley Anti-Worker Conspiracy: Steve Jobs` War on Workers

From the San Jose Mercury-News:

Judge OKs class-action suit against Apple, Intel, Google, AdobeĀ 

By Steve Johnson

sjohnson@mercurynews.comSteve Jobs

SAN JOSE — More than 60,000 tech workers can seek monetary damages from Apple (AAPL), Intel (INTC), Google (GOOG) and Adobe Systems (ADBE) because of a federal judge`s ruling in a suit claiming that former Apple CEO Steve Jobs conspired with other local executives to limit the workers` pay by barring them from moving from one company to another.

In granting class-action status to the suit Thursday, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose cited [PDF] what she termed “considerable, compelling common proof” that the Silicon Valley companies engaged in antitrust behavior by agreeing not to try to lure away each others` employees.