This links hub displays links to help internet users access organized labour
resources. As we develop this site, you will see it evolve from a simple
informational brand site to a full-blown brand portal. Meanwhile, free free to look around.
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the displayed font size if required.
Click the 'Reload' button or hold the 'Shift' key while clicking the 'Reload'
button to bypass the browser cache and get the freshest
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displayed font size if required.
Click the 'Refresh' button to bypass the
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Selecting links: To link to a site from an XPDNC link listing, click
on the number of the link on the far left column. A new browser window
will open, and the selected site will be displayed there.
Returning to links: To return to the XPDNC link listing window, click
on its icon at the bottom of the screen in the system tray. This will
present the minimized window.
Closing unneeded browser windows: Click on the X in the upper right hand
corner of the active browser window to close it. Right clicking on its
icon at the bottom of the screen in the system tray presents a menu.
Select "Close" to dismiss the unneeded window.
Multiple browser windows: Once you have selected several sites from the XPDNC
link listing, you will be able to contrast and compare these different sites
by switching between them. This is an excellent way to decide which site has
the most to offer.
Frequent users of these links pages should consider saving a copy of their
favorite pages to their own machine. This will significantly reduce the access
time for some of the larger pages that contain many links.
Geographic Sort Order
The primary audience for these links are those surfers looking to join a union.
We've found that new members and their potential bargaining unit companions
need to know what the unions in their location can do for them. By presenting
the links in a geographical sort order, we feel that these members-to-be will
more likely link to union sites in their own vicinity that provide the
representation services they require.
For other users, the geographical sort order can assist them in locating labour
resources in their own neighbourhood. Furthermore, travelling activists can
determine which resource is available at their next destination. Local unions,
wanting to create a site or redesign their existing site might also like to have
a look at the sites of other unions to get a feel for this ever-changing media.
Member pages are also included among the listings. Please contact them through their
page. They can provide you with tips and insights into the union movement in your
vicinity. Further, they can also direct you to a union that's suitable for your
workplace. These 'unofficial' sites offer a less formal communication connection.
The union links include a column identifying the region in which the organization
operates. Sometimes the actual location of their main office is not included in the
city column. Its a good idea to look at the bottom of the page, where this type of
link listing will be found. Here you can find these regional union offices that you
would otherwise miss if just looking at the cities of interest.
Automate Your Union
XPDNC Dues 2.0 is an MS-DOS based union dues software. The application was
developed for trade unions that have a broad sectoral range of bargaining units.
The variety of dues reporting methods from such a mixed bag of employers renders
manual dues processing an error prone activity at best, and guesswork in the worst
case. Locals with over a hundred bargaining units face the toughest challenge as
they grow larger the fastest. We feel this software provides the most suitable
solution to the complicated dues processing problems of these unions.
This powerful application does not appeal to all local unions however. Lots of
unions out there need a more lightweight application, while other are looking
for software that's a step or two beyond word-processing to solve their paper
based problem. Many need a suite of applications to help with non-financial
type problems. Some just don't like MS-DOS programs.
Because we feel so strongly that local unions should automate their activities like business has done already, we also
present a links page for a variety of union software. If your office has not yet integrated union
specific software that can virtually automate many, typical office activities you should seriously
consider doing so in the very, near future! There are great benefits to your staff, members and
new initiates in taking this big step.