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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

July 23, 2012 : In Memoriam : Alexander Cockburn

July 20-21 : NYPD Scores Big Win Over Rev Guard, Are Occupations the New Haight?

To prosecute cases vs. occupiers, DA's need evidence, and there's a trove of it on America's burgeoning social networks. They're the essential pathways that convey information and logistics. Recent decisions have affirmed the court's right to gain access to an occupier's twitter accounts.

Twitter announces it will use its resources to continue the fight to protect the privacy of user tweets. The real game afoot is the court sees the tweets as being public and therefore not private, protected info. Shifting the onus for defending users onto the company means it won't be able to do it each and every time. The court denied the original tweeter, Malcolm Harris, the legal standing to challenge the request of info from twitter.

July 19th, 2012 : Dissecting the Dark Knight, Gitlin and Occupy Live Conference Call

Continuing the dissection of Nolan's Dark Knight Rises, which we suspect takes the Hollywood path of sensationalizing complex issues in favor of high-tech visual cocktails (disclosure : we've yet to see it).

Readers are reminded that Hollywood at it's best is (was) about story and script and, above all, entertainment. Movies are constrained by both a tight narrative format within narrowly prescribed time-frames, as well as the need to return profit margins to their backers. With the biggest films, the mandate is more so. The more ambiguous the message, the broader the appeal, so the logic goes.

July 18, 2012 : America 2012...No Threat is Too Small!

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Dateline : America 2012, where there's no limit on perceived threats. At what point do the cops cross the line between protecting the peace into suppressing the dissent upon which the country was founded?

A short list of the latest threats :

July 17, 2012 : NYPD Busts Occupy Knitting Grandmother Ring, and More!

File Under : Trust Us, We Know How You Feel

This space mentioned that Occupy Central (Hong Kong) could soon get the boot after HSBC Holdings goes to court to request an eviction. A follow-up hearing is scheduled for August 13th

Today NY Times jumps into the fray and publishes some interesting factoids about HK. Facts which may have led to the occupation. For those not already in the know :