Issue: Internet/Advocacy->Workers OF THE WORLD UNITE, ON LINE THAT IS

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Fri, 1 Oct 1999 17:40:42 -0400

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Issue: Internet/Advocacy
Has the Internet become the watercooler of the late 1990s? Workers at
companies around the nation are increasingly utilizing the Internet as a
means of exchanging information and organizing co-workers. IBM employees,
for example, have created Web sites that provide national forums to share
ideas and speak out online. "This is not just something for the techno
elite," says Erik Gordon, professor at the University of Florida's college
of business in Gainsville. "The ability of dispersed people to be
organized has completely changed." Online organizing is not just limited
to high-tech workplaces. Bruce Finely of the Food & Commercial Workers
Union says that the Internet has helped communication with younger
workers. "It's their medium," says Finely. [SOURCE: USA Today (2B),
AUTHOR: Stephanie Armour] (


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