Our first Twitter petition

Vale Inco, the global mining giant at war with its employees, has not responded — yet — to the more than 6,200 people who’ve sent them email protest messages through LabourStart.

I’ve just learned that the company is using Twitter to recruit new employees — including this lovely Tweet:

Many jobs available in our Manitoba Operations! Visit to check them out!”

So I’ve just launched the first-ever global union Twitter petition which we will now begin promoting far and wide, hoping that it goes viral.

This tactic was used very effectively last week by American Rights at Work, which got over 1,000 Twitterers to challenge the US Chamber of Commerce — and a lot of free publicity.

Now let’s see what we can to Vale Inco on a global scale using this new tool.  Please promote this URL:

Written by ericlee in: Campaigns,Twitter |


  • Lesley Stodart

    Vale get back to the bargaining table and negotiate a fair agreement.

    Comment | November 23, 2009
  • Mike Piche

    Vale – You have lost the respect of your workers, the people living in their communities, the country of Canada and now it looks like you lost the respect of the world. Go back to the table and do the right thing, negotiate a fair settlement.

    Comment | November 25, 2009

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