You are being watched

October 13, 2010

I’ve had a recent surge in traffic from an interesting website, HR Communicator, pointing to my article showcasing union websites.

This should be a salutarywarning that as unions become more active, management of the companies where your members work will be checking your website.

Of course, this shouldn’t scare you – just be aware of it.

Be careful about what you put on the site, but don’t live in fear that your every word will cause a libel courtcase. The last thing you want happening is that your website never gets updated or has no content because you’re affraid that the bosses will read it and “uncover” your strategy, download special “delegate only” material or read training manuals for activists. Most employers don’t give a damn, and those that do are unlikely to use what they find on your site effectively.

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