Internet Union Organizing Brings On-The-Ground Victory

Source: John Wojcki, People’s World, Published Thursday, January 13, 2011 7:00 pm

Laptops might forever replace leaflets as the way people get the word out when they want to form Unions at their workplaces.

A Union Organizing Campaign at a can plant north of New York City finally succeeded this year after workers at the Anheuser-Busch InBev Metal Container Corporation in Newburgh had failed twice, in recent years, to form a Union.

The workers at the plant attribute their victory to a totally new form of Union Organizing.

It involved no leaflets, no T-shirts, no secret meetings in people’s homes, no bosses singling out the individuals responsible for the organizing drive, no fear of talking among themselves on the shop floor and a company management unable to harass or fire a single worker.

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