Unions started “UnionBook” which is designed solely for trade unions around the world. Why was UnionBook created? Because Union members were being blocked from spamming others on more traditional social media platforms. No joke! Here’s an excerpt from the AFL-CIO’s blog:
“Union activists are, well, active. Sometimes that’s a problem on social network sites like FaceBook, MySpace and others that tend to limit an individual’s activity if it exceeds their arbitrary limits. . . If you’re too active doing the kind of networking that we trade unionists do all the time – recruiting friends, sending out messages, and so on – FaceBook can blacklist you and close your account. This has already happened to a number of union activists.”
Reading between the lines, it is clear that the likes of EFCANOW and the others that litter anything on the Internet that remotely pertains to labor with spam and propaganda have suffered the penalties described above from Facebook. So now, the union activists all preach to the choir on UnionBook – doesn’t that defeat the purpose of trying to spread their message to the masses?