Thursday, March 01, 2012

[IWS] AFL-CIO new website [1 March 2012]

IWS Documented News Service


Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach

School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies

Cornell University

16 East 34th Street, 4th floor---------------------- Stuart Basefsky

New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau



AFL-CIO [new design 1 March 2012]



Welcome to the New AFL-CIO Website


Our redesigned site puts union members front and center and offers many new features that will make it easier to take action for working families and build a vibrant online community.

Behind the streamlined design are navigation and search functions that enable you to find what you need more efficiently across the website and blog as well as within individual sections. Visitor surveys and other real-world web usage testing helped us improve navigation and determine what’s most useful to our community. In addition:

The New Action Center offers a one-stop source for supporting workers, contacting Congress, signing petitions and mobilizing through social media; this section will continue to grow.

The AFL-CIO Now blog is richer than ever, with commenting functions connected to Facebook and Twitter, “most popular” features and, most importantly, more content contributed by people from across our movement.

En EspaƱol is a robust site and important resource for the Spanish-speaking community.

New sections spotlight young workers and the union movement’s partnerships with low-wage and immigrant communities.

The site also includes our most popular online features from the previous site, such as CEO PayWatch, working family issues coverage and the comprehensive Your Rights at Work (in English and Spanish).

Photos of union members are featured prominently throughout the site as are articles and videos highlighting union innovation, community partnerships and training and apprenticeship programs to better spotlight the broad range of working people our unions represent and the work they do that connects us all.

Don’t take our word for it. Check it all out now.

If you like what you see, help us spread the word by sharing our new site on Facebook here and Twitter he




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