>Hmmm. What about organizing a programmer's union online. Is that
>illegal? It seems a bit close to "discussion about what to charge
>for consulting services."
>From what I understand, that would not be an illegal activity. However, no
mention of prices would be allowed during such discussion.
When, and only when, the union becomes a *registered* trade organization
with collective bargaining power authorized to be so by the membership, can
pricing be discussed. This process will involve federal and state labour
agencies as well as the federal department of justice.
For example, the Screenwriters Guild publicly publishes a rate card that
all their members are to abide by. The only way they can do this and not
get nailed by the DOJ for anti-trust is because the Guild is a registered
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