E-mail as a weapon in an industrial dispute

Nava Pliskin*, Celia T. Romm, Raymond Markey

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The case study on which this article is based describes a two-and-a-half month long strike of Israeli academic staff members. During the strike, e-mail was used as the major means of communication between the strikers. Analysis of the e-mail messages demonstrates that e-mail served as a secret weapon, enabling the strikers to succeed in what was presumed to be a hopeless battle.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-12
Number of pages10
JournalNew Technology, Work and Employment
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1997
Externally publishedYes


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