Workers Online: The Official Organ of Labornet
, NSW Trades and Labour Council, 1999-2005, http://workers.
15) For an extensive bibliography on labor union organizing globally, and particular insights on regulations in contemporary China, see Labornet
, "Report on Chinese Labor Scholars Collective Bargaining Study Tour to U.
This is a joint venture between The Great Speckled Bird, which is a liberal newspaper dating from the 1960s, and LaborNet, which was founded in 1991 to build a democratic communication network for the labor movement.
Another notable Web site that discusses union issues is LaborNet (http://www.
EDS: LABORNET JAPAN CAN BE REACHED AT 03-3530-8590, www.
Members of LaborNet Japan, established in early February and headed by Akinobu Ito, leader of the All-Japan Dock Workers' Union, have launched the site.
It is linked with LaborNet sites in Australia, Britain, Canada, Germany, South Korea and the United States.
The original LaborNet began in November 1995 to support 500 sacked dock workers in Liverpool, England, who were fighting to get their jobs back.
Steven Hill is a journalist and a program coordinator of LaborNet
at the Institute for Global Communication in San Francisco.
Services under the IGC umbrella include specifically targeted networks like PeaceNet, LaborNet
and ConflictNet, as well as INTERACT, which enables members to dispatch mail and FAXes to government officials and the media.
IGC is home to PeaceNet, EcoNet, ConflictNet, LaborNet
and WomensNet, providing members with e-mail, public and private discussion forums, World Wide Web and customer support.