I just ran into something for the first time, and apparently
it isn’t that uncommon. AT&T was asked to install a circuit
into a collocation facility where, like any I’ve been into, required them
to show a government ID. They refused claiming it was against
policy. After making some calls, I found out there are union regulations
which restrict AT&T from asking their union employees to hand over personal
property, ID’s included.
Is this some new trend or have I just gotten lucky in the
past? Wouldn’t someone like AT&T be better served by giving
their employees some company issued ID that they can submit to secure
facilities? I know it wouldn’t be government issued, but would at
least be a step in the right direction. Or, they ask the unions to amend
their policies considering it is a requirement of the job to do these kinds of
installs to present a government ID.