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Silicon Valley Anti-Worker Conspiracy: Steve Jobs` War on Workers
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October 28, 2013, 06:16 PM
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From the San Jose Mercury-News:
Judge OKs class-action suit against Apple, Intel, Google, Adobe 
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.