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SEIU 1000

SEIU 1000 is a union that represents over 95,000 workers in the state of California.

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How TXTMob influenced Twitter

How TXTMob influenced the creation of Twitter as a Social Media Organizing Tool TXTMob: TXTMob—started by Tad Hirsch, Evan Henshaw-Plath (@Rabble), and others—was a forum on which participants could share mass messages with friends or strangers via SMS.  This program … Continue reading

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IBEW

Anheuser–Busch InBev Metal Container Corporation in Newburgh: Location: Newburgh, New York Blog: http://canplant.blogspot.com/search?updated-min=2011-01-01T00:00:00-05:00&updated-max=2012-01-01T00:00:00-05:00&max-results=9 Union: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)            http://www.ibew.org/IBEW/index.htm Campaign: The Non-union workers of the Anheuser-Busch InBev Metal Container Corporation, who make cans for Budweiser and other beer … Continue reading

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Union One

Union One—(http://union1.org/) Location: Indiana Union One’s main campaign, called “Bad for Indiana,” targets the “Right-to-Work” (RTW) within the state (http://www.union1.org/badforindiana/).  If the law is enacted, Indiana University and other state workers will see a significant decline in wages and benefits.  … Continue reading

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Stop&Shop and Facebook – A case study

February 2010 – Strikes in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) The UFCW strike vote occurred after company negotiators insisted that union workers increase contributions to their health insurance and pension plans. According to union … Continue reading

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Freelancer’s Union – A Case Study

Freelancers Union (http://www.freelancersunion.org) Founded: 1995 Members: Over 130,000 No Union dues Past Campaigns: One of the recent campaigns that the Freelancers Union waged was against New York City’s Unincorporated Business Tax.  Under this tax, Freelancers were being doubly taxed, so … Continue reading

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The National Day Laborer Organizing Network – A case study

National Day Laborer Organizing Network—NDLON: (http://www.ndlon.org) Founded: 2001 Campaigns: The NDLON is an organization that works to improve the lives of day laborers in the United States.  Their goal is to promote Civil and Labor Rights for these workers, so … Continue reading

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