LaborNet


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LaborNet

An IGC network serving groups, unions and labour advocates interested in information sharing and collaboration with the intent of enhancing the human rights and economic justice of workers. Issues covered include workplace and community health and safety issues, trade issues and international union solidarity and collaboration.
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(18.) Workers Online: The Official Organ of Labornet, NSW Trades and Labour Council, 1999-2005, http://workers.labor.net.au/
(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.S.," February 25, 2009; available at www.labornet.org/cgi-bin/ib/cgibin/ib.cgi?action=read&id=292.
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.
(EDS: LABORNET JAPAN CAN BE REACHED AT 03-3530-8590, www.labornetjp.org/)
Unions and those interested in toxic wastes have established LaborNet and EcoNet networks on a commercial system.
For example, LaborNet, an online service of the Institute for Global Communications, offers text conference areas for labor organizations, as well as news and information, according to the ILO.
Part of the Institute for Global Communication (IGC) networks (which also includes PeaceNet, ConflictNet, LaborNet and WomensNet) and a large source of environmental information.
Steven Hill is a journalist and a program coordinator of LaborNet at the Institute for Global Communication in San Francisco.
* LaborNet (http://www.igc.apc.org/labornet/)--If you're interested in information from the organized labor side of the equation, this site is a good place to start looking.
"Labornet," a global bulletin board of union organizing, allows a continual flow of alerts, documents, and firsthand accounts of unfolding strikes, boycotts, and other projects occurring throughout the world.
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.