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2013
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Launch of LaborMail Enables Crowd-Sourced, Union-Funded Labor Journalism



Prometheus Labor Communications has introduced LaborMail, a union-owned and operated email hosting service which dedicates 25 percent of its revenues (not it profits) to underwrite the work of labor journalists.

Prometheus Labor Communications workers are members of UE Local 274 and its owner, Steve Dondley, is a member of OPEIU Local 6. The company is not only the lone union-owned hosting service, it offers unions a new way to invest in the labor movement by ensuring quality journalism. Dondley’s message is clear: union work provides a quality product and deserves to be supported. From the LaborMail announcement:

Now, don’t feel obligated to use LaborMail just because we’re union. We want you to choose us because we can offer you personalized, top-shelf service that’s both affordable and reliable—the kind of service we’ve been delivering to our clients for seven years.

The first writer to be assisted by LaborMail is Mike Elk. Elk’s workload at esteemed labor publication In These Times was recently slashed in the face of budget concerns:

“Providing reporting on issues affecting working folks takes a lot of time and money,” says Mike. “Unfortunately, there’s as many pink slips going around for labor reporters as there are working folks. That’s why LaborMail’s underwriting program for labor journalism is so important. It’s going to help me cover the stories most in the media don’t care about and I can’t thank Prometheus enough for starting this program.”

If you are interested in getting LaborMail for your union, click through to get started.

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