The downsides of union-busting in cyberspace

Eric Lee of LabourStart has just written a very thoughtful critique of workers who appear to be increasingly using the Internet for organizing purposes.

The follow excerpt should certainly give Cyber-activists food for thought:

Using the techniques of data-mining, human resources staff are going to be able to block the employment not only of trade union organizers, but of people who might be friends with union organizers.

If I were a union-buster, the first thing I'd do is signup to Facebook (where one is actually face-less and anonymous) and "befriend" all the union activists I could.

In the real world, this would be tricky, expensive and time-consuming.

But not online.

For more details see How the Internet makes union organizing harder.

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