UnionWiki.org - how can wiki help organize people into the Union.
Others are collaborating with wiki
- When do we start?
- July 13, 2010: InTheseTimes: Online Activists Gather From Around Globe to Jumpstart Labor Movement
- Wiki based reporting Jonathan Hunt, labor leader
- vote for this
- Union Organizer
- User Labor Presentation Digital Labor Conference
- Clay Shirky: Institutions vs. collaboration
- Google:Annual Labor Union Directory
I was a union organizer from 1994 to 2006 - the first part as a member organizer in my grocery store UFCW.org. Second part as a paid staffer AFT.org. It was in the Detroit area and I was always frustrated about the lack of organization between unions and locals and members.
I discovered wiki in January 2002 and was very excited about it's potential use in organizing people and issues in the union movement. Alas, the union movement moves kinda slow :-) I was at a labor tech meeting in SF in Nov 2006 and they were just starting a blogspot weblog.
So introducing wiki has been slow - best example is this so far: CGEU wiki
The reason I moved to Portland, was to help with a startup business venture - it was based off some of my ideas, and taken way further than I imagined.
I would like to create an open directory of all unions and locals, such that when I want to find what union locals are in my area, I can, or if I want to find all IBEW locals in Oregon, I can - that is the first step, basic open directory. Second step is to get contracts online where possible, third step.... whatever organically comes from there. ~~ MarkDilley
- Introduction of the idea of this UnionWiki as a place to begin to have a conversation of what a UnionWiki is or can be. He is a strong advocate of OpenEdit wiki technology, because it is a community solution, not a technological one. But there are technological parts to a wiki. The first one, is that you have to click "edit" and type words and save. Please try that at the Sandbox. ~~ MarkDilley
- In attendance at LaborTech.net
-  SourceWatch:Category:Labor
- Indopedia:Labor union
- defunct LaborUnionOrganizing.info wiki
- Quotes are not exact, check refernce! :-)
- 50 guidelines for building an effective rank-and-file website
- Labor weblog aggregator
- The LaborHistory Tagging Project
- SolidarityCalendar, LaborWeblogAggregator
- dKosopedia:Labor 
- New Organizing Institute wiki
- Wikipedia:WikiProject Organized Labour
Union Demotivators Meme
Good wiki ideas:
- Conference wiki setup: ICANNwiki
- Contract wiki
- wiki quicky newsletter
- labor films
- VoiceThread.com UnionWiki - UnionWikiPassword
- ALA-APA Union stuff
Main Project on AboutUs
how to add images: externally:
Fun: Beard of Organized Labor in pop culture.
- Union weblogs - http://labor2008.typepad.com/
AboutUs the wiki
- AboutUs is a wiki whose goal is to create a free and valuable Internet resource covering many different topical areas. Unlike most traditional wikis which start with a single blank page, AboutUs was prepopulated with information about many different websites, giving users a headstart in creating special interest areas.
Excellent idea! ~ Elisa