Yesterday was the one year anniversary of Voices of Labor. One year ago I moved from posting my Today in Labor History on Facebook to the Voices of Labor web site. I’ve had a few issues along the way, and a few outages, and I’m not on the same server I started on, but VOL is still growing, and it’s thanks to all of you.
In the coming year I hope to start a few more features. I would love to have people submit articles on Labor history, including history’s of locals. Some locals have amazing histories and I’d love to be able to get the word out. I’d also like to start a new section for Labor History lesson plans. Teachers can submit, and use the plans for teaching Labor History in their classrooms. We really need to do a better job of teaching our children so when they grow up they understand why Unions are so important.
I’m toying with the idea of doing a semi regular podcast, but so far, I just have not found the time to dedicate to it. We all know that the life of a Union Rep is one full of spare time and leisure, (I really need a vacation) And I really want to find ways to involve you in the page. So if you’d like to submit something for publication, please do so. I think it would bring a new viewpoint for people to see.
So once again, thanks for all your support and for helping get the word out. I’ve been amazed by some of the traffic, and who has liked pages on Facebook and Twitter.