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Union Web Services (UWS) exists to promote and further the goals of the labor movement by providing 21st century technologies, techniques, and tactics, including online tools that allow unions to reach their members and other constituents in the most cost-effective and direct manner possible. We do this while offering our workers the benefits of union membership. We constantly seek to improve working conditions for our clients and their members. Ultimately, it is our goal that our tools and services will revitalize the labor movement in the US and beyond. All UWS workers are members of Communications Workers of America, Local 1180.


 Our Latest Work

March 21, 2012 : All Roads Lead to May 1, Trumka, Labor Said to Back General Strike



NYU local
carries word that as the trees bloom (early) in New York, the hibernation is over and all roads for Occupy lead to the May 1 General Strike. The occupymay1st.org site is up, and general assemblies from Boston, Chicago, Portland, Oakland and many other major cities are already to be signed up to be participating.


Trumka at the AFL-CIO is reported to be expressing support for the idea, working title “ A Day Without the 99%” obrag.org

Raw Footage From Zuccotti Park, 6 Month Anniversary Rally


Courtesy of You Tube poster,

March 20, 2012 : City Councilors Urge Protesters Bill of Rights; Occupy Cincinnati Back in Business

 

 

Occupy Wall Street is urging a National Strike Day on May 1 in protest of what its calling police brutality employed by NYPD on this past weekend's demonstrators. Police tactics were protested yesterday during a Manhattan press conference attended by OWS activists who were joined by New York City City Councilors like Ydanis Rodriguez, who called for the enactment by the council of a “Protester's Bill of Rights.” For the general strike, participants are urged to stay at home and not spend money in NYC. Businessweek.com, Wall Street Journal Online has more details on the press conference

March 19, 2012 : 6 month Occupy Anniversary Marked by Actions, Arrests, Reflections

 

 

Summer (weather) is here (in March) and the time is apparently right for “fighting in the streets” as over 70 are arrested over the weekend as Occupy Wall Street returned to Union Square in NYC as well as Zucotti Park to celebrate the 6th month anniversary of the movement.


The anniversary prompts reflection on the movement's direction and predictions by activists and politicos alike.


Some foresee the movement gaining momentum...for example see Amy Goodman's interview with City University of New York (CUNY) Professor and author Frances Fox Piven and SEIU Organizer /Labor Activist Stephen Lerner who weigh in with a thoughtful discussion as well as Guardian UK Correspondent Ryan Devereaux. democracynow.org (at 12:07, right after headlines)

March 16, 2012 : With Focus on Midwest, Occupy Rallies Nation-Wide