September 28, 2010

Eight union websites worth checking out (2010)

I often get asked about union websites – and what makes a good website. There’s loads of general advice out there about how to get a fantastically designed website, and what goes into making them usable and interactive. Check out Smashing Magazine as a good place to start for general advice. You could also check Creative Unions for a showcase on the best trade union design and campaigns.

[box border=”full”]Read my 2012 post on well designed non-profit websites and my post on the best union and non-profit websites of 2013.[/box]

What I thought would be interesting and useful would be to track down some good union websites and highlight some of their best features.

The websites below aren’t the absolute word on “best” union websites, and by no means are any of them perfect. I’ve tried to find sites in Australia and internationally (and US sites feature prominently).

1. NUW

What’s good:


What’s good:

3. Warehouse Workers United

What’s good:

4. Walmart Workers for Change

[box border=”full”]UPDATE: This website has substantially changed since I originally posted this article.[/box]

What’s good:


What’s good:

6. MUA

What’s good:

7. Blue Green Alliance

What’s good:

8. United Steel Workers

What’s good:

What do you think?

Have I missed some really good sites from other countries? Is your union’s site well designed or cutting edge?


  1. johnnyinlabour - January 15, 2011 at 12:21 AM -

    Thanks for sharing this information Alex. As a advocate for union presence on the web, we clearly have alot of discussion about how we use the technology and advancing our goals to increase union density worldwide.

  2. Publicity Works - October 11, 2011 at 1:57 AM -

    Great to see one of our peers, Alex White, put the NUW as number 1 in his list of ‘8 union sites worth checking out’

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