The CyberUnion Handbook: Transforming Labor Through Computer Technology

The CyberUnion Handbook: Transforming Labor Through Computer Technology

by Arthur B Shostak
     
 

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Art Shostak's book, CyberUnion presented a bold plan for unions to develop a more significant role in the twenty-first 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… See more details below

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Art Shostak's book, CyberUnion presented a bold plan for unions to develop a more significant role in the twenty-first 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.

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Shostak (sociology, Drexel U. and the National Labor Relations College) presents 46 chapters offering advice on how to use the Internet and other information technologies to promote AFL-CIO type trade unionism. Early chapters cover the basics of the technology from buying the hardware to managing email and list serves and providing a Web site. Later chapters discuss how unions can apply these technologies to their normal practices in order to either strengthen or improve the union. Among the applications are the opening of union meetings, the promotion of union democracy, the sustenance of strikes, and other organizing matters. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765608031
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/28/2002
Series:
Issues in Work and Human Resources Series
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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