“We are living in an incredibly dangerous moment”—One in which tech sector and all need to stand in solidarity against all warmongers

It is a little outside of the norm to share a non-tech specific piece, but this article is important for all communities includeing tech. Please if you have not read this it is worth reading. The new issue of Jacobin, “Journey to the Dark Side,” is out now. Subscribe for the first time at a […]

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Let’s Make This a May Day to Remember—in the streets and online!

The remarkable “Day without Immigrants,” when tens of thousands walked out February 16, sprang from the grass roots with little coordination by unions or worker centers. But to their credit, many groups are now looking to build on that momentum with strikes and protests May 1. via Let’s Make This a May Day to Remember —

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

Special Handout: Organized People Have Power March 31, 2017 / Labor Notes Staff if(isset($entity->premium) and $entity->premium == 1) { echo “Print Only”; } ?> via Special Handout: Organized People Have Power —

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A book review worth reading for challenging US political parties and bring committed progressive change

Book review by Ryan Haney, first published by Talking Union. Steve Early’s Refinery Town is a compelling read on multiple levels. It paints an interesting portrait of Richmond, CA (pop. 110,000), a Bay Area city that is home to a massive Chevron refinery. It also works as a journalistic deep dive into contemporary municipal politics, […]

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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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New Design to a Point

This is a new design I am playing with at the moment, as the platform pro we had before no longer is supported, as since we have a history of an old theme coming back to haunt us, the new theme has been put to use. Please let us know what you think. You may […]

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Every social network has an ideology

– By Walton Pantland A social network isn’t a neutral space. It is designed for a purpose, and that purpose is ideological. Is your social network designed by techies, out of a pure love for seeing what is technologically possible? Is it designed to bring people together, to help them organise? Or is it designed […]

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Vouching for Workers (VW) fails to surpass but efforts move forward

It has been quite a while since we posted anything here, but I have to share my thoughts on the activities in a VW plant in Tennessee. If you missed the news VW decided to remain neutral for the United Auto Workers (UAW) drive to organize the VW workers to lay the path for developing […]

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The Future of Cyberunions…ok maybe not the future…

Walton and I have been busy working on a number of projects, which we will happily inform in more detail when we recored again, which we think or hope will be sometime in January or February. I do not want to spend this entire post detailing it but some relates to usilive.org and some relates […]

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