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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.


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Occupy Update November 14, 2011

Today's New York Times discusses how the Occupy movement is gravitating toward college campuses.

 

This week appears to be a defining time for the Occupy movement. Many camps are under pressure from the police and politicians. Protestor confrontations with police in Portland , Denver , and Albany and Berkeley have spurred calls from authorities in Oakland and Philadelphia to leave peacefully. One solution has been for the protests to move to college campuses.

Occupy Update November 13, 2011

truth-out.org has “Ten Ways The Occupy Movement Changes Everything”

 

Are evictions of Occupy camps coming? The ones in Oakland and Salt Lake City seem to be in the most immediate danger of being shut down.


Good news. According to Reuters, former Marine Scott Olsen, who was seriously injured at Occupy Oakland, has been released from the hospital.

Occupy Update November 11, 2011

 

More violence has marked the Occupy Oakland Encampment. Details are still coming. The latest incident comes on the heels of police crackdown across the bay at Occupy Berkeley that was filmed by the protestors and quickly circulated (raw video). In light of the incident, Occupy Cal is now calling for a general strike. The Berkeley Chancellor issued a statement.

In Burlington, VT, the Mayor intervened after an alleged shooting in a tent to try to calm tensions between protestors and police.

Occupy Update 11-10-2011

Brooklyn Link has a peek inside the “super secret media lair” of OWS as well as a profile of their media team.


KQED has the story of a teacher who brought the lessons of the Occupy movement to her 8th grade science class as well how educators across the country are using it as a teaching tool.


Jake Paysour writes for The Center for American Progress on the similarity between recent statements from the Catholic Church and the demands of OWS.

Occupy Update November 8, 2011

Eric Lowitt writes in the Harvard Business Review that companies should listen to OWS.


In the Huffington Post, Joy Resmovits reports on the first ever OWS General Assembly on education and how it led to “Occupy the DOE (Department of Education)” in New York City.


Some members of OWS are planning to “Occupy the Highway” by participating in a 200 mile two week march starting on November 9th from Liberty Square in NYC to join with Occupy DC in McPherson Square on November 23rd to call on the Congressional Deficit Reduction Super-Committee to reject the extension of tax cuts that primarily “benefit the top 1%”.