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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
Growing impatience. Quebec Support. Occupy Re-brand? Father Daniel Berrigan urges street protest and emphasizes community. Bishop George Packard faces judge today.
When the mainstream media needs Occupy-related content, they sort and sift through a) the meaning of Occupy and 2) lay wagers / speculate about its demise. However when key Salon Occupy Blogger and Brooklyn denizen Natasha Lennard asks whether its time to “retire the Occupy brand,” we take notice.
Lennard, who penned the famous piece “Why I left the mainstream media,” and has endured the slings and arrows fired by blowhards Briebart, Limbaugh, O'Reilly, and Beck, says the term “Occupy” is not going away, but may end up being recast as a tactic for a movement, as opposed to being its label. Salon.com
The legal machine grinds on : OWS protesters arrested in last year's vast Brooklyn Bridge rally may go forward with their claims against the NYPD but U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff dismisses Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commish Ray Kelly from the suit. OWS is claiming NYPD conducts “false arrests” on made-up charges to clear the street and spare the inconvenience. With the general of “his own private army” excused from the proceedings, the ruling creates the curious case of the 99% suing the 99%,. Washington Post
You know your movement or protest is making headway when the world's financial blogs take notice and chastise you for “not taking responsibility” being “leaderless,” and acting out “lawlessness.” Such is the panic the Quebec street protests provoke in blogger Larry Elkin, who gets worked up over the 100,000 who took to the streets May 22nd to celebrate their 100th day of protests.
Shareholder activism is a growing tactic for the 99% percent who have been Occupying board rooms and annual meetings. The latest company hit is Chevron, where several resolutions are filed at the company's annual board meeting, including one which attempts to separate the CEO from the board. Other cite the company's “risky business practices,” several of which are outlined by triplepundit.com
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Occupy Albany shows up at the Capitol office of Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos to push for a rise in the minimum wage, calling it shameful that 78% of New Yorkers say they support it but Skelos – who claims “you shouldn't govern by polls” - refuses to bring it to a vote. Occupy was told they had chosen the wrong day to confront Skelos, allegedly on Long Island at the time of the protest. They promised to be back when the reps are in session and deliver more action(s) on the issue. Legislativegazette.com