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IBM protest – the sequel! Join us this EVENING!

When the problems become global…the protests become GLOBAL !
IBM employees and their unions are protesting this evening in Second Life, at plans to outsource thousands of jobs without proper consultation. It’s 6pm to 10pm CET (5pm-9pm GMT, 9am-1pm SLT).
Please join us, even if only for a while. Assembly is at Commonwealth island, or you’ll find [...]

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Working poor?

German union ver.di are part of the Union Island project, and have launched their first work on the island, a great exhibition on the campaign a national minimum wage for Germany. Based around an articulated truck trailer that they use for their Real Life campaign, they show portraits and case studies of 10 people for [...]

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User Group report

Many thanks to everyone who came along to our first ever User Group meetings. 13 avatars came by to discuss the project and how we should develop it (here are snaps of most of them), and we got some really great ideas on things like better engagement with German speakers, viral freebies to raise awareness [...]

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Have your say!

Tomorrow is the first of our Union Island User Group meetings. It’s happening in the bar on Union Island, at 9am GMT (1am SLT) and 7pm GMT (11am SLT). Come along and have your say on what we do with the Union Island project.
We’re holding it twice to make it time-zone friendly, but you’re very [...]

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5 Photographers exhibition opens

We’re very excited about our first art exhibition on Union Island, and our gallery is now well and truly open! It’s hosting a LabourArts / Robert F Wagner Labor Archives exhibition called “5 Photographers”.

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Talking unionbusting

Thanks to everyone who dropped by for our first event, a discussion on union busting with Paul Nowak of the TUC and Stewart Acuff of the AFL-CIO. Here’s a snap of avatars in our Union Island bar, listening to Paul Nowak discussing what practical steps the TUC and AFLCIO are doing to combat unionbusting, and [...]

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Union Island open for business

Union Island is now officially open – although in beta (which is fancy speak for “not finished yet”!). We’re still working on it, but wanted to let people in a soon as possible to get comments going. Drop by and let us know what you think. Relax with a beer and a game of [...]

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Let’s talk union-busting

We’re getting ready to open doors on Monday 11th February, and here’s an invite to our first ever event!
The TUC and AFL-CIO believe that workers throughout the world should have the right to organise, and be represented by independent trade unions. the message to employers is clear. But in the US union [...]

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User Group first meeting announced

We’ve scheduled a date for the first meeting of the Union Island User Group. It’ll be 4 March 2008. We’re holding two, one at 9am GMT and one at 7pm GMT so that we can have more convenient timings for a greater number of people around the world – just drop in to whichever suits [...]

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