Wednesday, September 26, 2007
In response, the local union in Italy has arranged to conduct the first-ever online picket line. The picket line will be made up of avatars carrying picket signs with protest messages. People from around the world may join in to offer their support. The virtual picket line is offered via a service provided by Second Life.
According to an article in PersonnelToday.com, a department head at the Trade Union Confederation, Owen Tudor, said:
"Unions reinvent themselves every time bad bosses change the way they do business. IBM's virtual customers will be meeting cyber unionists for the first time this week, and firms who do the dirty on their staff can expect more and more innovative protests."