Unions cry over biometrics
I like a good "big brother" protest as much as the next blogger, but in this case, the unions are being... what's the phrase I'm looking for... whiny bitches.
The only difference between using a biometric scanner to punch in and out and using a conventional timeclock or a computer is that it eliminates fraud. Oh Noes! The sky is falling!
As the article points out, there are better ways to "track" people. I think the unions just need something to bitch about so that they can justify the dues they are getting paid.
It's not that I hate unions. There are legitimate cases where they serve a purpose. Unfortunately, there are also a lot of cases where they've gotten too big for their britches and they become a liability. One of the reasons GenCon So Cal was shut down was that unions made it too hard and expensive for the exhibitors to show there.