Trade Unions, Computer Communications and the New World Order

  • Eric Lee
Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)


The idea that trade unions could use computers as a means of communications was first suggested by Charles ‘Chip’ Levinson in his 1972 book, International Trade Unionism. Levinson, who was the head of the chemical workers’ international trade secretariat, wrote about linking up databases of corporate information in Europe and North America, and relaying the computerized data (using telex machines) to the various affiliate unions around the world. He also speculated on possible uses of computer networks for trade union education.


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