Here is what Labourstart is about:
Labourstart is the premiere website for labor activists and working people worldwide, I wish I knew a lot more about programming to lend a hand, but if you know anyone who can help this necessary Newswire and movement, please get them over to the Tech Blog
LabourStart is an online news service maintained by a global network of volunteers which aims to serve the international trade union movement by collecting and disseminating information -- and by assisting unions in campaigning and other ways.
Its features include daily labour news links in more than 20 languages and a news syndication service used by more than over 700 trade union websites. News is collected from mainstream, trade union, and alternative news sources by a network of over 500 volunteer correspondents based on every continent.
LabourStart has been involved in online campaigning for several years but moved up a gear with the launch in July 2002 of the ActNOW campaigning system. Tens of thousands of trade unionists have participated in its various online campaigns and more than 50,000 are currently subscribed to its mailing list. They receive weekly mailings, usually on Thursdays.
LabourStart grew out of the website created in 1996 to accompany the publication of Lee's book, The Labour Movement and the Internet: The New Internationalism. By late 1997, it was running daily labour news from South Korea; in March 1998 that was expanded to included labour news from around the world, and the site was renamed LabourStart. From July 1998 until December 2002, LabourStart was a project of Labour and Society International (LSI).Not enough information? Please also check out our FAQ.
If it wasn't for Eric Lee and Labourstart, it would be extremely more difficult to research labor around the world.