Sunday, February 15, 2009

2009 Labour Website(s) of the Year

As decided by LabourStart readers.

And the latest winner is:

United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America

And the runners up were:

Union Song

Our Times (where my vote went)


New Unionism Network

All worth a visit to see just why these are the top-ranked labour websites.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

UnionBook Frolics

UnionBook continues to pick up steam. Not only are the reviews uniformly good, but the numbers are steadily growing. We'll likely see 2,000 by next week.

A few groups, like the one created for members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, are really booming. Ditto the Labour Films and Podcasting groups.

I have two favourites. The Pin/Badge Traders group is a reasonable size, but more importantly has already netted me a pile o'pins. Comrades in Australia and the UK have mailed me some and I had the pleasure of getting an American sister off to a flying start with a trader's starter kit.

Doing not nearly so well is a group I started, the Union Builders of Model Airplanes group. Two members, myself and an old friend and co-worker there with me out of pity I think.

Still, while I post mostly conversations with myself, there are some fine photos of recent projects available in the group's forum. And I must say the conversation is positively brilliant. :-)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

And Now CAW Does UB Too{D1B89CAB-9B8A-4423-ADD7-DDE8199F7641}

Monday, February 9, 2009

Yet More UB Buzz

This time it's the AFL-CIO:

Monday, February 2, 2009

Union Geeks

Despite the spelling, a blog aggregator based in the UK and run by the redoubtable John Wood. Collects postings from union geeks worldwide.

Another Review of UnionBook

This time from an odd (for UB and LabourStart anyway) source: