The UWS Mission

Union Web Services (UWS) provides high quality web site design, database implementation, maintenance services and content development to the labor movement.

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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

Occupy Update November 7, 2011

An Occupy political party? Activists from Cincinnati have traveled to New York to raise the idea with OWS.


The Columbia Journalism Review has a story about how military veterans are using new media to debate the Occupy movement.


Forbes has a Corporate Social Responsibility blog that has has been covering OWS from the business side of things.

Occupy Update November 4, 2011

Arthur S. Brisbane, the “reader's representative” of the New York Times, asks some probing questions about how the Occupy movement should be covered in his Public Editor Journal.


In a column for Project Syndicate, Columbia University Professor and Nobel Laureate of Economics Joseph E. Stiglitz puts OWS in the context recent worldwide events.


The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press has a disturbing story about reporters, especially for non-traditional media, being arrested at Occupy events across the country.

Occupy Update November 3, 2011

The big story of the day is Occupy Oakland and the shut down of the Port of Oakland.


The Nation has been providing extensive coverage of OWS since it began. Richard Kim has an in-depth analysis of where the movement has been and where it is going in this month's issue.


Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JPMorgan Chase, says he is not losing sleep over OWS.

Stand for Children : Mass 2012 Ballot Question A Challenge for Teachers

 

By Stephen Holmes UWS Correspondent

An Oregon-based organization called “Stand for Children” is attempting to place a referendum on the November 2012 Massachusetts ballot that would drastically reduce seniority and other collectively bargained protections for teachers, with the stated aim of “increasing [teacher] accountability.”

The ballot initiative is called “An Initiative Petition for An Act Promoting Excellence in Public Schools”. While the process for placing a question on the ballot in Massachusetts is complicated, this one has been certified by the Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General and is now gathering signatures.

Occupy Wall Street : Organized Labor Jumps In as Movement Grows, Evolves

 

 

 

 


Article and Photos By Stephen Holmes
UWS Correspondent


Recently, stories in this space asked when and if labor unions would join the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protests and movement that began on September 17th in Zuccotti Park (renamed Liberty Square by the protestors) in New York City. Now the floodgates have opened. Many New York City and national unions have made statements of or taken actions in support, there is almost continuous media coverage, and similar protests have broken out across the country. As the coverage and support grow for “Occupy,” the questions such as What do the protestors want? are being replaced by What is the next step?