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AFL-CIO to Offer Internet Access to Members

The AFL-CIO now offers low-cost Internet service and discounted American-made computers for union families. Members of unions participating in workingfamilies.com, the labor federation's new Internet community, are being offered Internet service at $14.95 per month, and computer packages with full financing are being negotiated for as low as $750, meaning members can come online for as little as $7.99 per week. Members already online can switch to the new AFL-CIO service, or simply access workingfamilies.com at no charge through their current Internet Service Provider (ISP). Workingfamilies.com offers all the resources of other state-of-the-art online services, including e-mail, e-commerce, news, weather, sports and stock quotations. In addition, the AFL-CIO is creating a shopping center on the website where shoppers can buy union-made and American-made products and avoid anti-union companies as well as sweatshop abusers.
AFL-CIO President John Sweeney called workingfamilies.com "the working person's AOL." Unions signing up for workingfamilies.com can have their portal pages custom designed at no charge by ibelong.inc. LaserLink.net, the industry leader in the rapidly growing market of Internet service providers, supplies ISP service. Extending computer and Internet access to more working families will give unions, the AFL-CIO and activist organizations like CBTU a powerful, direct channel to educate and mobilize members for political and organizing activities. [For more information, e-mail: Leslie Tolf at Itolf@aflcio.org]

Solidarity – Campaigns for Justice That Need Your Support


  • Crown Oil Refinery Workers
  • HOTROC Hospitality, Hotel and Restaurant Organizing Council
  • Quincy Mushroom Workers
  • UFW Strawberry Workers
  • Wal-Mart Meat Workers/UFCW

Boycott List

  • Jet Equipment & Tools, Inc. (Teamsters)
  • Diamond Walnut Co. (Teamsters)
  • Mt. Olive Pickle Co. (Farm Labor Organizing Committee)
  • New Otani Hotel & Garden (Hotel Employees & Restaurant Employees)
  • Crown Gas stations & Zippy Mart convenience stores (PACE)