GUILD FREELANCERS GROWS WITH
By Seth Sandronsky
Touch-screen users of the world, unite! Just ask Social Movement Technologies, a non-profit that teaches progressive groups and labor unions to improve their social media skills.
SMT recently signed a one-year Memorandum of Understanding with the Pacific Media Workers Guild that will give the company's freelancers a contract and the protection of a union, an agreement ta may that may be the first of its kind in the U.S.
“This MOU is a significant achievement for our local,” said Carl Hall, executive officer of the PMWG. “Joining us is a big step toward helping non-traditional workers who need a voice at work, job security, benefits, and protection from unfair discipline.”