Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Electronic Companies

Top Five for Electronics top on electronics

1) UNICCO, Integrated Facilities Services- Respect Environment!!

-UNICCO Service Company provides facility maintenance, progressive management, and employee training and development.

http://www.buildings.com/articles/detail.asp?Article ID=950

For Quick Facts: 1) Green Clean Program to ensure that facilities reach LEED requirements
2) use certified chemicals, tools, processes, training, service, and support
3) helps companies provide guaranteed cleaning services
4) lighting systems designed top reduce manpower, electricity costs
5) 95% retention rate
6) #16 on Top 200 Employers
Http://www.unicco.com/downloads /news-events/unicco-in-print/2005-Green-Expectation.odf

XM Satellite Radio

1) provides direct satellite radio to over 4.5 million consumers in the US


Microsoft Corporation top on electronics

1) Worlds #1 software company
2) Gates Foundation on charities worldwide; Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation puts an emphasis on global health; has changes the way charities do business for the better (evaluation)
a. http://www.zefhemel.com/archives/2003/10/03/what-many-people-don-t-know-about-bill-gates
b. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/3913581.stm
3) Have implemented the “Katrina Safe” system
a. http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1855722,00.asp
4) Bad labor and human rights
a. For more than 10 years, Microsoft delayed their court-ordered 97$ million payoffs to their “permatemps”
b. Permatemps are temporary workers who weren’t given regular benefits that were given to the employees
c. http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=12672

Comcast Cablevision worst on electronics (DirectTV is better alternative)

1) largest cable television company in the US (has 26.1 million subscribers); 53% rating on buyblue
a. one of the top union busting companies in the united states
i. http://www.buyblue.org/node/2267
2) bought AT&T cable in 2002
3) have been pushing for decertification elections
4) CWA (Communication Workers of America) have been rejected by Comcast, why 2000 employees have lost their voice over the past two years
a. Have fired those employees, spread lies, etc.


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