The CBC lockout: Labor speaks with many blogged voices

CBC lockout shows how different labor relations will be in a world of blogs.

Boy, a strike or a lockout is a different animal in a world where the workers can blog. It's got to be a struggle for unions to control the message, and to speak with one voice. I'm looking at a bunch of the CBC blogs. Here,here, here and here. The workers use them to network, to podcast (from Micropersuasion), to make plans. The CBC company response, by contrast, sings in unison.

I'm thinking how much easier it would be to cover labor negotiations in a world of blogs. I remember sitting outside closed doors, waiting for labor and management negotiators to emerge. It wasn't always easy to find others to talk to. Today it would be a breeze.

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