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May First/People Link is a politically progressive member-run and controlled organization that redefines the concept of "Internet Service Provider" in a collective and collaborative way. May First/People Link's members are organizers and activists. Like any democratic membership organization, we gather together each year to evaluate the past year's experiences, plan the coming year's work and elect a Leadership Committee to apply what we've decided. Like a coop, we pay dues, buy equipment and then we all use that equipment as we need to for websites, email, email lists, and just about everything else we do on the Internet. Learn more about us, our politics, membership, or read some of our member profiles below. If you like what you see, please join us.

We first heard about Tad years ago in the context of txtmob - software that allows organizers to send out text (SMS) messages to groups of people via their cell phones.
Project South is a 25 year-old membership-based social justice organization rooted in the US South. It works at the local, regional, and national levels to dismantle systems of poverty, racism, and...
MassCOSH has a particular history and political commitment that has placed them in this organizing role.

Member Blogs

  • FAIR - Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 12:58pm
    The Washington Post (3/1/15) is afraid that Sen. Jim Inhofe's ridiculous claims about climate change are going to be a "national embarrassment." It takes a much more tolerant attitude toward the climate deniers in its own employ. Inhofe, the Oklahoma Republican who chairs the Environment and Public Works Committee, took to the floor of the Senate to try to debunk the "hysteria on global warming" with a snowball and a photo of a snow fort. As the Post accurately notes: Global warming is a long-term and worldwide trend. The fact that it’s cold at one place on the Earth...
  • Union Solidarity International - Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 11:25am

    Health unions on strike in Bristol, October 2014. © Tim Lezard

    UNISON members have accepted the government’s pay offer for NHS workers.

    The ballot, which closed today, showed 67% accepted the offer, with 32% rejecting it. It follows the GMB, SoR and RCM already accepting.

    UNISON head of health Christina McAnea said: “Our members have voted to accept this offer. Although it does not go far enough, it is an improvement and it will make a difference...

  • Union Solidarity International - Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 9:18am

    Tunisian students show solidarity with their teachers. The banner reads : “We are with our teachers for a better education system”.

    Teachers’ salaries are not keeping pace with the high inflation in the country.

    The strike, which union leaders say is supported 100% by the members, coincides with school exams, causing frustration to students, some of whom demonstrated outside the offices of the UGTT, the public sector union which represents the teachers. However as the union points out, the fault for the disruption lies not with the...

  • Union Solidarity International - Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 8:00am

    Milk supplies to supermarkets in the north of England could be disrupted over the Easter holiday if a group of 100 drivers don’t have their pay and conditions protected by their new employer.

    GMB and Unite members working for Arla Food in Leeds are angry at the terms of their TUPE transfer to Moran Logistics. They claim the two companies are in cahoots to attack the pay, and terms and conditions of their members.

    The unions said that Arla is refusing to supply the financial information to justify the...

  • Union Solidarity International - Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 7:44am

    The TUC has condemned the £5.5m pay package received by Barclays Bank boss Antony Jenkins.

    The bank, which reported a 21% fall in profits to £2.26bn in 2014, paid its chief executive £4.1m, plus a £1.1m bonus.

    TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Profits have fallen at Barclay’s Bank and they have had to make huge provision for fines.

    “The Chief Executive rightly recognises that the bank’s culture must change, but it is hard to have a positive view of any organisation that pays its...

  • Union Solidarity International - Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 3:30am

    An undercover police officer joined UCATT to spy on members, the union has said.

    The union said member Mark Cassidy has been revealed to be Mark Jenner, a member of the Metropolitan Police’s Special Demonstration Squad. He joined UCATT in 1996 and remained a member for two years.

    UCATT says the revelation creates fresh questions about the police’s role in the blacklisting of...

  • Union Solidarity International - Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 3:15am

    Civil servants working in Northern Ireland have voted for strike action over cuts.

    The GMB members employed in Translink, in education, in the Road Service, the Rivers Agency, the Forestry Service and Northern Ireland Environment Agency will join colleagues in the NHS in taking industrial action.

    GMB regional officer Alan Perry said: “GMB now has a mandate to take action on the 13th March against cuts in the public sector in the pipeline. We and other union members are taking action for a decent...

  • Union Solidarity International - Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 3:00am

    The outsourcing of public services provision to private providers has a detrimental impact on the workforce and a knock-on effect on the quality of care, says a new TUC report published today .

    The research, conducted by the New Economics Foundation on behalf of the TUC, looked at the scale and scope of outsourcing in five key sectors – social care, health care, offender management, local government and employment services. The report also examined the effects of outsourcing on staff working in...

  • Union Solidarity International - Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 2:45am

    The cost to claimants of having their social security payments stopped under this government’s controversial sanctions regime has rocketed by 3,000%, analysis by the PCS shows.

    Using Department for Work and Pensions data, the union has calculated the value of jobseeker’s allowance payments sanctioned in the year to September 2014 (the latest for which figures are available) was £355 million, compared to £11 million in 2009/2010.

    This massive rise explains why...

  • Union Solidarity International - Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 2:30am

    A Bradford man, who developed Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) as a result of the excessive use of vibrating tools, has secured compensation.

    Throughout his employment at Incommunities Group Plc, the man has worked on a number of housing refurbishment schemes. This involves the daily use of vibrating tools including drills, stihl saws, jigsaws and kango hammers.

    His use of the tools was not monitored in any way for exposure to vibration by his employer and there was no health surveillance...