DO NOT DO THIS ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Avoid being Facebook “friends” with your boss; you’re not friends, you’re in a power relationship.
The Internet’s greatest power is the fact that, unlike almost any other communications medium, it ignores national borders.
THE OCCUPY MOVEMENT: A PHOTOSPREAD
A few images from Halifax, Toronto and B.C. that give the flavour of a mighty, worldwide uprising for change that was first reported on social media, while the mainstream ignored it.
COVER STORY: SOCIAL (JUSTICE!) MEDIA
“The beauty of social media is that it enables a conversation - and you can’t be afraid of it. In my view, it’s part of my accountability,” says Lana Payne, president of the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour. A cross-country check-up on how labour is using social media.
LABOUR’S CLIMATE CHANGE CHALLENGE: FINDING COMMON GROUND
Solutions that ignore poverty and hardship will not meet the test of justice, and they won’t work.
Recreating the common-ground alliance between labour and environmentalists that existed at the turn of the century will be an enormous challenge.
THE APOLLO ALLIANCE
In Oregon, we have kept meeting with the environmental movement; kept talking, kept seeking to overcome what we believe is a false dichotomy between good jobs and climate policy.
Rick Mercer’s Union Award * CLC Supports Occupiers * Occupy Movement Has Already Won * Two Sister Jane Letters * OHS Interactive Tool * Looking for Ladies Auxiliary Members * Media Literacy Week * SFL Charter Challenge
OUR TIMES TALLY
Chance that a union member in Britain, Canada and the United States “seldom” or “never” views their union’s website: 1 in 4
WEBWORK: TOP TEN TIPS FOR UNIONS ONLINE
Here’s my take on the labour movement’s most common errors and omissions.
REVIEW: For the Win
The theme of this great science fiction, young-adult novel by Cory Doctorow is “Online or offline, you’ve got to organize to survive.”
COMMENTARY: Seeds of the Occupy Movement
The seeds of what the Occupy movements oppose were planted around 30 years ago, in the era of Reagan, Thatcher and Mulroney.