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    :: Thursday, May 22, 2008 ::

    The Internet as a Battleground for Internal Union Politics - Submitted by Steve Dondley, Communicate or Die
    Well, I just got done watching a video that popped into my mail box (thanks to Chuck Lezette) which demonstrates how internal union politics is going online as well. The video chronicles an apparent revolt against Doug McCarron, the head of the Carpenters union, by some carpenters in British Colombia, Canada.

    Now, whether or not you are for or against McCarron, the video raises a lot of questions about the future conduct of union business and debate in a more connected, transparent world.

    One thing is certain, the carpenter's video clearly demonstrates that the Internet is a game changer. You can be pretty certain this video is spreading fast around the Internet amongst carpenters all across North America and is probably generating a lot of debate and discussion. If this same event happened just three years ago, the pre-YouTube era, no one would have known about it. Or, if they did hear about it, it certainly wouldn't have had the same dramatic impact as this video does.
    see the "Lights Out McCarron" video at http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=BHoa9kat09E

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