A publication of
December Communications, Inc.
Computer-Mediated Communication Magazine
ISSN 1076-027X / Volume 3, Number 11 / November 1, 1996
- Editor's Page
- Amelia DeLoach introduces this special issue focusing on
While it has not proven to be
a magic bullet for organizing or protesting, the
Net nonetheless has been used effectively as tool for labor
organizations to publicize their views.
|SPECIAL FOCUS: LABOR ONLINE|
Sending a Strike Message in a Bottle
Greg Dropkin describes how the Web site for Britain's Mersey
Docks workers has augmented their strike efforts.
They discovered, however, that the Net does not replace personal contact
when it comes to seeking support for their cause. In a companion
article, Chris Bailey
tells the story about how the Web effort came about and
the effect it had with the online union community.
Unions, the Rank-and-File, and the Internet
While admitting that online communication benefits some union
groups, IATSE member and long-time Internet user Allen Schaaf
tells first hand how internal politics and an union's use of CMC
can intensify mistrust between the leadership and the rank-and-file.
How the Web Industry is Working its Way out of a Golden Age
They work 60-hour weeks and survive on a diet of Skittles and Jolt.
So, why aren't Web workers clamoring to unionize? Lisa Schmeiser
explores this question and discovers the answer has its roots
in class issues.
Shaping a Web for Inclusion
PASA member and Web developer Andrew Dunn profiles his union, the
organization's communication needs, and how it developed a Web to
meet those needs without excluding the non-Internet using
The Last Link: Being Online
- Amelia DeLoach
draws together the content from this month's issue to
labor's presence online:
How do labor unions use the Internet?
How effective is this use?
Letters to the editor always welcome: