Dell EMC professional employees:

Would you like to get rid of the one-year non-compete agreement that can prevent you from taking a new job, which your co-workers in California or India are free to take?

If Massachusetts adopted a California-like ban on non-competes, wages for the average Massachusetts technical professional would increase by 7% according to the latest research.

Add your signature to our petition to join EARN-TEE now, or read our FAQ and Press coverage.



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What is a non-compete?
Can current Dell EMC employees be required to sign a new or revised noncompete?
Are non-competes really enforceable?
Who can join EARN-TEE?
Why are my signature and phone number needed?
What does EARN have in common with a union?
How could work actions limited to evenings or weekends be effective?
Can Dell EMC take or threaten adverse actions against me for discussing EARN with my colleagues at work?

Press coverage and what others are saying about EARN


Why EMC Employees Are Forming a ‘Pop-Up’ Union to Take Down NoncompetesBostInno

​To Compete Better, States Are Trying to Curb Noncompete PactsNew York Times

Eliminating Noncompetes One Employer at a Time Through Single-Issue Labor Organizing CampaignsOnLabor

Non-compete clauses prompt an American backlash​Financial Times

Laid-off with a non-compete? Bill would guarantee salaryComputerworld

“We applaud EARN’s efforts to negotiate to eliminate the non-compete agreements in its members’ employment contracts. We’ve offered our advice to help make this new model for negotiating non-competes successful.” – Greg Junemann, President, IFPTE

“IEEE’s Worcester (Mass.) Section supports EARN’s efforts to reduce the burden of non-competes on Massachusetts technology professionals. Non-compete agreements lower the Massachusetts technology workforce’s ability to respond to changing market conditions, and thereby reduce the flexibility and competitiveness of the Bay State’s economy. These agreements can have a chilling effect on individual professionals’ ability to pursue careers they have studied hard and invested to achieve. A one year non-compete is equally damaging as it makes it impossible to maintain career continuity or to pursue a bona fide offer in a similar field. We would support specific intellectual property exclusions to protect corporate trade secrets rather than blanket restrictions on responsible professionals.” – C. Vernon Gaw, Chair, Worcester County Section, IEEE

Add your signature to our petition to join EARN-TEE now:


Your signature and phone number are needed to meet NLRB electronic signature requirements (p. 5) . Your signature and contact info will be submitted to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), a U.S. Government agency responsible for protecting workers. Your name and contact info will be kept confidential by the NLRB and EARN, and will not disclosed to Dell EMC (see our Privacy Policy).