The UWS Mission
Union Web Services (UWS) provides high quality web site design, database implementation, maintenance services and content development to the labor movement.We offer:
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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
Re: Occupy Boston, a report today says the BPD has subpoenaed accounts from Twitter, to identify the source of alleged threats made against department personnel.
Occupy Olympia and the Alliance for Global Justice are in the planning stages for the Occupy Solidarity Social Forum (OSSF) 2012 to be held February 18-19 in Olympia, WA. The purpose is to bring together Occupy protestors from across the country for “conversation, collaboration and education”.
Mayor Jean Quan tells the San Francisco Chronicle she cannot guarantee keeping the Port of Oakland open if there is another shutdown attempt by Occupy Oakland. In related news, the protestors are planning an occupation of a still unnamed building on January 28th. UWS News has previously reported that moving indoors is looking more and more like the next step to the Occupy movement.
OWS marked Christmas by returning to Zuccotti Park for an event that included readings and potluck dinner. They also sent along a message of support to the protestors in Moscow who have been using the same leaderless, social media driven tactics as the Occupy movement and the Arab Spring.
Occupy Providence has a unique proposal: They are willing to vacate their encampment if the city sets up a day shelter for the homeless. UWS News has been reporting on how the Occupy protestors around the country have been working with and advocating for the homeless individuals who become a part of their camps.
Richard D. Wolff, in an Op-Ed for Truth-Out.org, argues that the public has lost control of public spaces (which has allowed the eviction of Occupy protestors) and has lost control of where they work (which has led to the current economic crisis).
David Cay Johnston lays out the case in an opinion piece for Reuters that corporations have already occupied Congress.
Occupy the Parade of Roses : Cindy Sheehan and Michael Moore are expected to join other activists traveling to Pasadena.
Further North, The San Francisco Chronicle reports nearly half of Occupy Berkeley has left, after receiving a quit order last night.
Occupy Iowa Caucus now has a building in Des Moines to host activists and coordinate protests for the caucuses. Occupy protestors also disrupted a Newt Gingrich press event in Iowa. UWS News will continue to cover this developing story.