How do tech work environments compare to this structure…is it the same, if not how?

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Free software is to code as labor unions are to workers and neither are revolutionary

Full Disclosure: I work full time for the Free Software Foundation (FSF) and the views expressed here do not reflect the views of the FSF or my position at the FSF. This is a point that has been stirring in my mind for some time.  In addition to my free software experience I have also […]

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Our heartbleed[s] Discussion at People Links Digital Gathering

For those of you who might not know, Cyberunions is a proud member of May First / People Link (If you’d like to host your site on our servers join mayfirst here) who this year began a monthly digital gathering called People Links and this month the discussion is quite intriguing about the heartbleed security […]

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Building a branch website with WordPress

In episode 43 of our podcast I mentioned that I had done some training for branch activists on using WordPress to create a branch website. I promised to put the training materials online, so here they are. They’re nothing special, but hopefully they will be useful to some one. Feel free to copy, remix and […]

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Union: there’s an app for that

It's time for a trade union smart phone app.

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Worship the Glitch

It’s a feature, not a bug If you’ve watched an ad for fibre optic broadband or the latest iPhone, you’d be forgiven for thinking that by parting with a (fairly substantial) splodge of wonga, you’ll soon be immersed in a brave new techno-utopia. In reality, the experience is rarely as seamless as it is meant to be. […]

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Union activists’ guide to new technology

I’ve created a very short introduction to new technologies for trade union activists. It’s a four page PDF that gives an overview of some of the technologies I think are most useful, and some ideas about using them to build a narrative to counter the coalition government’s insistence that a large scale assault on the […]

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Unionbook 2.0

I’ve written before about the problems with Facebook: it violates your privacy, it mines data for advertisers and it spams you with requests to play Farmville. Yet many trade unionists, myself included, use it for organising. Despite it’s flaws, it has its uses, because there are so many people there, and it is really easy […]

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Web 2.0 and trade unions: UNI Global Union video

Appropriately for a global union federation representing communication workers, UNI Global Union is pretty innovative when it comes to using new technology. There were the organisers of the Second Life strike, have an active twitter feed and forum for union communicators. This is their introduction to Web 2.0 for trade unions:

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