Thursday, May 29, 2008

CONTEST! for IBM virtual strike museum **win 25000L$**

Ancora pochi giorni per partecipare al contest per creare un monumento dedicato alla storica protesta virtuale IBM di settembre 2007. Il vincitore vedra' il suo monumento inserito nel museo su Union Island dedicato alla protesta IBM e in piu' ricevera' ben 25.000 L$ !
Spargete la voce fra colleghi ed amici....

In late September 2007, around 1,850 avatars converged on IBM campus sims to mount a 12 hour protest. IBM Italy had cut a performce bonus worth 1000 Euro to staff, and refused to negotiate on it.

The Second Life protest was reported all over SL and the web, and coupled with the threat of real world strikes to follow, IBM Italy agreed to go to negotation with the union, and gave the workers back their pay.

This was only one more union campaign of the type that are going on every day around the globe, but the significance of Second Life in the dispute was something totally new.

Labor historically has been fond of monuments to our great victories (and some of the defeats), so we thought it would be fun to have a moderm monument to a modern event. Can you help make something which will tell people the story?

This is an open contest to anyone in SL to come up with a monument design to be located on Union Island. The contest is open until 31 May 2008.

The prize is 25,000 Linden Dollars. So get designing!

There is more background information on the protest at :

Send your entries to avatar: Unionisland Republic

Or IM Unionisland Republic for further information.

Terms: Please make sure you own or are permitted the rights to any elements of your design. Closing date is 31 May 2008. Prize is non-transferable. Judges' decision will be final.

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