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

May 23, 2012 : Occupy Harvard to Bat for Union Staff, the Case of Alan Blueford

 

Occupy Harvard goes to bat for workforce. The occupy-labor connection discussed. Occupy Oakland, MC Hammer support family of Alan Blueford.

 

To mainstream media, Occupy is a bunch of young, rich, spoiled brats, ungrateful for what's been handed them. At the same time, graduating Harvard kids go to bat for their unionized library staff, the people that fetch the books and assist with their research projects.

Occupy Harvard will call attention to threatened layoffs at the Harvard Commencement. The group says that the protest is not just about the library-specific cuts, but also about the University’s “approach toward labor.” The protest is being co-ordinated with the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers. Harvard Crimson

May 22, 2012 : Tens of Thousands Globally Hit the Streets, Putin Crackdown Continues

Tuesday morning and the dust begins to clear in Chicago. The “NATO 3” represented by the National Lawyers Guild protest their innocence of plotting violence amidst claims of police entrapment and brutality wgntv.com, with the Guild saying cops itched for confrontation and did not allow easy exit from demonstrations. The NATO 3 meanwhile sit in solitary confinement, the result of a bust that was tipped by informants, occurred without a warrant, and confiscated beer-making materials. Defense lawyers for the accused say they haven't seen the full evidence yet. Msnbc.com, Democracynow.org

May 18, 2012 : NATO Kick Off, Frankfurt Deals with Blockupy, Galway Now Clear for Ocean Race

Occupy Laugh Riot. NATO kicks off. Putin busts up second camp, jails key Occupier organizer Yashin. Galway streets clear, Volvo Ocean Race too close to call.

 


Forbes.com may be the rag of the one percent, but there's no question they excel at providing regular coverage of Occupy. Today, Forbes' wag Ken Rapoza talks up the upcoming “Occupy Laugh Riot” scheduled to take place today to coincide with the meeting of the G8. Occupiers can leave comments for Rapoza and he will respond.

May 16, 2012 : Bankers Being Called on the Carpet, Chicago Readies for NATO

Bankers called on the carpet world-wide by Occupy. Some engage protesters. Chicago readies for NATO Conference. Coverage of the Volvo Ocean Race!

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File Under : Hey Man, We Can Relate: Moscow's group of Occupiers, aka “Occupy Abai,” is dust as Putin's cops have the eviction drill down : First set a pretext, then a deadline. Next, come early (anywhere from 3 to 6AM usually works), rouse sleepy-headed protesters who typically don't turn in early, send them packing, then raze the camp. Occupy Abai, set up May 9 around a monument to Abai Kunanbayev, a Kazakh poet, says they have a new location, about 2 miles from the city.

May 10, 2012 : Nation-wide protests outside BofA, Introducing OccuCopy



This space mentioned yesterday that Occupy's working groups get stiffed by establishment media that favor more sensationalistic stories involving vandalism and alleged violence. However, no sooner do we say it, the New York Daily News profiles a democratic, worker-owned co-op formed from Occupy members that has started a t-shirt print shop on Atlantic Ave in Brooklyn.


The group, OccuCopy says it reserves up to 25% of operating revenues for the purpose of supporting and starting other Occupy-owned businesses (there are several, including a tech venture). By and large, the clients are OWS itself, as well as local non-profits.