The CyberUnion Handbook: Transforming Labor Through Computer Technology
Edited by: Arthur B. Shostak
Available to all countries
Cloth ISBN: 978-0-7656-0802-4
Paper ISBN: 978-0-7656-0803-1
|Information: 384pp. Internet Resource Guide, Recommended Web Sites, annotated bibliography, index.
Publication Date: March 2002.
Description: The originial CyberUnion presented a bold plan for unions to develop a more significant role in the 21st century by adopting four strategic aids -- futuristics, innovations, services, and traditions (F-I-S-T) -- knit together by cutting-edge InfoTech resources.
The CyberUnion Handbook expands on the F-I-S-T model with practical, how-to information and advice on every aspect of using technology to advance Labor's interests. It looks at gains and setbacks in pioneering efforts to create CyberUnions, highlights relevant websites, and includes interviews with key CyberUnion advocates. The book also reviews overseas efforts for transferable lessons, and pays special attention to the AFL-CIO campaign to ensure Labor's advances in the use of InfoTech.
Notes on URLs
Series Editor's Foreword +, Daniel J.B. Mitchell
1. Cyber Birth: The Struggles of a Local Going Online +, Steven J. Lelinski
2. On the Border of CyberUnionism: Lessons from Local 1613 +, Joseph N. Dassaro
3. Technology Evens the Playing Field +, Lawrence R. Smoot Jr.
I. SURVEYING THE FIELD
4. Cyber Drives: Organizing, Bargaining, and Mobilizing - Downloading "E-Strategies"
for 21st-Century Union Action +, Laureen Lazarovici
5. Info Zap! PDAs in the Hands of a Union Activist +, Karin Hart
6. Corporate Surveillance: Monitoring Your Monitor +, Nancy Bupp
7. What Unions Can Learn from Nonprofits About Using the Internet +, Mark Friedman
8. Five Lessons from Union Computer Use in Sweden +, Gunnar Zetterstr÷m
II. HOW TO GET STARTED
9. Nine Rules for Good Technology +, Stephen Downes
10. Getting On and Getting Off: Roadblocks on the Information Superhighway +, Edward Hertenstein
11. Taking More Control of Technology Issues +, Nancy Bupp
12. "But the Computer Salesman Said ..."- What All That Stuff Means +, Brandon Weber
13. Avoiding Shams, Scams, and Spam as You Journey the Information Superhighway +, Bill Ringle
III. HOW TO MANAGE E-MAIL AND LIST SERVERS
14. How-To's and Why Not's: A Quick Guide for Union E-Tool Use +, Donna Jablonski
15. Union and Employee Access to Employer E-Mail Systems Under Federal Labor Law +, Stuart W. Davidson, Esq. and Eric M. Fink, Esq.
16. Lessons from Pioneering in Union Uses of the Internet +, Ed Czarnecki
17. The MODEM Experience: The Moderator's Views on Some Questions +, Brian Mitchell and Cheryl Mitchell
18. The Natural Life Cycle of Mailing Lists +, Kat Nagel
IV. HOW TO PROVIDE A WEB SITE
19. Unix? Linux? How Do I Even Begin to Create My Own Site? +, Matt Seng
20. What a Web Site Should Offer +, Linda Mathews and Mike Wisniewski
21. Crucial Questions for Union Webmasters +, Mindy Pines
22. Web Site Lessons +, Linda Mathews and Mike Wisniewski
23. Finding and Holding a Web Audience +, Robert Kolb
V. HOW TO BECOME A CYBERUNION
24. Bridging the Cyber Gap +, Peggy Myrie
VI. HOW TO EMPLOY FUTURISTICS
25. Guidelines from a Futures Course for Unionists +, Arthur B. Shostak
26. A New Society Gives Birth to a New Union +, Bob Marino
VII. WHAT INNOVATIONS?
27. Revitalizing a Union Through CyberSpace +, Larry Johnson
28. Virtually Meeting: How the Internet Can Open Up Union Meetings to All the Members +, Sam Stark
29. Beyond the Web Site: The Experience of LabourStart's Labour Newswire +, Eric Lee
VIII. WHAT SERVICES?
30. I Came, I Saw, I Digitized - A Union Editor's Guide to Electronic Design and Layout +, Brandon Weber
31. The Virtual Union Hall +, T Santora
32. A Clipboard, a Cell Phone, and a Laptop: What Every Organizer Needs +, Will Collette
IX. HOW TO HONOR TRADITIONS
33. Designing and Delivering Internet Instruction to Labor Unions: A Practical Guide +, Deborah Joseph
34. The Power of Digital Media and Technology for Working People! +, Steve Zeltzer
X. PROMOTING UNION DEMOCRACY
35. A Simple List Serve and Union Democracy +, Charles H. Laskonis
36. One Union's Leap into Cyberdemocracy +, Rick Inclima
37. Matters of Human Debate: Using the Internet for Union Democracy +, Matt Noyes
XI. PROMOTING UNION MILITANCY
38. Using Cyberspace to Enhance the CyberUnion +, Anthony W. Zumpetta
39. How the Internet Sustained a Strike +, Paul Andrews
40. Picketing Cyberspace +, William Puette
XII. PROMOTING ORGANIZING
41. How a Former Union Organizer Accidentally Sparked a Nationwide Election Protest Movement, All Via the Internet +, Zack Exley
42. Look for the CyberUnion Label +, Thomas James Katona
43. The WashTech/CWA Project: A Work in Progress +, Danielle D. van Jaarsveld
44. Plugged in, Turned On Unionism +, John Klusinske
EPILOGUE: AND TOMORROW?
45. Unions and the Web: Where to Now? +, Peter Lewis
46. Labor Web-Site Reviews +, G. Peter Shostak, Karen Chamberlain, and Arthur B. Shostak
Internet Resource Guide +, Prepared by Nancy Bupp
Recommended Web Sites +, Prepared by Nicole L. Whittaker
Notes on the Editor and Contributors
Books by the Editor
Review(s): "...There is no doubt that this is the biggest and most detailed book in the field and that anyone involved seriously with inter/national labor computer communication should have one." -- Peter Waterman, Theglobalsite.ac.uk