Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Free Guide to E-mail for Unions

Alex White is an Australian trade unionist and webhead who publishes his thoughts on unions and the internet online. Now he has made available a quick guide for unions in their use of e-mail, the killer app for organizing online.

More sophisticated communicators won’t find much new here, but for the rest of us this will be an invaluable intro to integrated online communications. I'd especially recommend it to local union folks looking to build a more effective online presence and organizing capacity. If nothing else it can act as a kind of detailed checklist for new folks or activists and unions moving online.

Free to download HERE.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Labour Photo of the Year Winner

We at LabourStart are very pleased to announce the winner of our 2010 Labour Photo of the Year Contest.

Gerardo Correa’s photograph is of agricultural workers in Canada as they started a 50km march called the ‘Pilgrimage for Freedom’ in an effort to draw attention to the plight of migrant workers.

It gained the most votes from LabourStart’s readers around the world.

Gerardo is himself a migrant worker and a social documentary photographer. The winning photo was his first-ever entry in our contest.

Congratulations to Gerardo from everyone at LabourStart. We hope that in some small way the contest helps bring attention to the struggles of migrant workers around the world. The photo is available for non-commercial use by unions and workers rights organizations. Contact Canada@LabourStart.org for details.

See the winning photo at full scale HERE.

Read a bit about the story behind the photo HERE.