About Labornet

LaborNet was founded in 1991 to build a democratic communication network for the labor movement. LaborNet’s founders believe that the new communication technology must be put to use to revitalize and rebuild the labor movement.

To that end we established the first regular Labor News web page in the United States. We have continued to work at building up LaborNet not only the in the United States but internationally through the Association Of Progressive Communication (APC) and with other independent labor communicators on the Internet. LaborNets are now established in Canada, United Kingdom, Austria, Germany, and Korea. We have helped support LaborTech conferences around the world and have used our skills and abilities to build labor solidarity in every corner of the world.

LaborNet also works to defend the Internet from censorship and the privatization of information that would limit and destroy our rights to communicate and build world unionism.

Today labor can truly build an international communication network that can help challenge capital on a global level and the multi-nationals of the world are very aware of this.

Recently, the LaborNet Steering Committee decided that the Institute for Global Communications was no longer the right organization to run LaborNet. LaborNet is now an independent network that seeks to build up labor communication for all working people.

How you can help

LaborNet exists as a place to publicise your struggles and campaigns for workers rights. We always make room for stories about strikes, lockouts and workers fight to organize. We are also planning to expand LaborNet in a number of areas with a national labor calendar, on line discussion and debates with leading labor activists and scholars and th e ability to search the many years of labor news and information built up over the last 5 years.

We ask you to join the LaborNet community in building up the us of this information network and technology for all working people. We are interested in helping your labor organization whether it be rank and file group, union local, Labor Council or Inte rnational with getting on line and using the net to build labor power. We will be providing on site support to help train and build your connections with the web. We are interested in your help in developing our web pages and in bringing representatives on too our steering committee.

Please contact us if you have ideas, contributions and activities that you think we should do or be part of.

In Solidarity,
Labornet Steering Committee