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Merger proposal: Migrant worker/Foreign workerEdit

Discussion is invited about a proposal to merge 'Foreign worker' into 'Migrant worker'. Thanks - Meticulo (talk) 12:29, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

Malicious complianceEdit

An opportunity for creative thinking. Here's some ideas... 7&6=thirteen () 01:02, 31 March 2019 (UTC)

A new newsletter directory is out!Edit

A new Newsletter directory has been created to replace the old, out-of-date one. If your WikiProject and its taskforces have newsletters (even inactive ones), or if you know of a missing newsletter (including from sister projects like WikiSpecies), please include it in the directory! The template can be a bit tricky, so if you need help, just post the newsletter on the template's talk page and someone will add it for you.

– Sent on behalf of Headbomb. 03:11, 11 April 2019 (UTC)

Request for information on WP1.0 web toolEdit

Hello and greetings from the maintainers of the WP 1.0 Bot! As you may or may not know, we are currently involved in an overhaul of the bot, in order to make it more modern and maintainable. As part of this process, we will be rewriting the web tool that is part of the project. You might have noticed this tool if you click through the links on the project assessment summary tables.

We'd like to collect information on how the current tool is used! How do you yourself and the other maintainers of your project use the web tool? Which of its features do you need? How frequently do you use these features? And what features is the tool missing that would be useful to you? We have collected all of these questions at this Google form where you can leave your response. Walkerma (talk) 04:24, 27 October 2019 (UTC)


Am proposing a reboot to the project - to get it up and running again. Using the new project X tool - we might have something like this (bare bones at the moment); let me know what you think!.--Goldsztajn (talk) 16:08, 1 November 2019 (UTC)

Goldsztajn, I'm interested in the reboot and I might add some work on organized labour articles to my ongoing projects. --MarioGom (talk) 12:11, 8 January 2021 (UTC)

I’m generally interested but would like to understand what new features/benefits there are? Is it a way of avoiding sorting through old/in maintained manually generated pages? I miss some automation at the moment like “newly created/edits articles with a WikiProject labor scope. Would this new project require recategorizing all old labor pages? Shushugah (talk) 12:25, 8 January 2021 (UTC)

Shushugah, no re-categorization is required. The banners would be the same. In practice, WikiProject X is more like a loose collection of tools that can be used independently, not really a completely separate thing. You can see the usage of all of them at WP:SOCIALISM, but they are independently usable. These include WikiProjectCard membership system (see Women in Red too), a feed of recent discussions in articles under the project (example) and a main page redesign. MarioGom (talk) 12:31, 8 January 2021 (UTC)
Hi MarioGom and Shushugah: I think I've pretty much completed all the back-end work for the transition. I want to first notify all participants to the project about the membership change (I hope to do that within the next two weeks). It might be good to put together a list of general areas for work (eg collaborations with WP:Socialism or WP:Women in Red). --Goldsztajn (talk) 23:43, 10 January 2021 (UTC)

Requested moveEdit

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:May 1968 events in France that would benefit from more input, from your input. Please come and help! P. I. Ellsworthed. put'r there 16:41, 1 November 2019 (UTC)

Comment on creation of Workforce in country XXEdit

On the economics project page, there is proposal for a new set of articles which would incorporate organized labour issues, for those interested: see here.--Goldsztajn (talk) 14:42, 5 December 2019 (UTC)

Review of Updated StubEdit

I have recently made many edits to the previously outdated stub Western Australian Prison Officers Union for a university assignment. I would appreciate any suggestions, improvements or a review on this article. Any advice is very much appreciated — Preceding unsigned comment added by A1707323 (talkcontribs) 2020-11-17 05:53:47 (UTC)

Hi A1707323: I'll have a look at this. Regards, --Goldsztajn (talk) 22:50, 3 December 2020 (UTC)
Comments completed.--Goldsztajn (talk) 21:45, 5 December 2020 (UTC)

Cleanup this WikiProjectEdit

Some of the subpages are very inactive/redundant, and I would like to assess what can be removed/merged to make it easier for new editors joining. For example in the past 5 years only three edits have been made (one was mine) in Special:PrefixIndex/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Organized_Labour/open tasks and we also have on home page of WikiProject a similarly inactive Wikipedia:WikiProject_Organized_Labour#Tasks Shushugah (talk) 17:08, 29 December 2020 (UTC)

Hi Shushugah - as part of the transition, I added the project to a bot which produces a list of open tasks/tagged articles for clean up. My feeling is this is more useful than getting people to manually list tasks, although a requests area could be opened in the new layout. The clean up/open tasks will be displayed with a link in the new layout. Regards, --Goldsztajn (talk) 23:55, 10 January 2021 (UTC)

Agreed :) new articles, recently edited etc... am looking forward! This area of Wikipedia could use more love! Though maybe it’s fitting that automated bots moved last on *Labor* 😝 Shushugah (talk) 07:45, 11 January 2021 (UTC)

If you have the energy, I just started Association of Catholic Trade Unionists. There is a ton of source material, including multiple books and journal articles which are already linked to on the article. If you feel so inclined, I would be very happy to have help expanding it.--User:Namiba 14:30, 12 January 2021 (UTC)
I am happy to have a look, but this section is about cleaning up the WikiProject itself and how we work togehter, not any specific articles. I see you linked to it already in Wikipedia:WikiProject_Organized_Labour#New_Articles which where I would have recommended that anyways. Happy editing! Also, use four tildes ````, instead of 5, to include your name in signature, instead of a date without a name ~ Shushugah (talk) 14:24, 12 January 2021 (UTC)
I updated Wikipedia:WikiProject_Organized_Labour/Intro and boldly removed the long Table of Contents. We have three primary pages that are edited here. Shushugah (talk) 22:37, 22 February 2021 (UTC)


Here is a recently created and related userbox that people involved in this project may wish to add to their user page.

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Helper201 (talk) 00:09, 8 January 2021 (UTC)

Created Wiki Edit-a-thon for February 2021Edit

Check out this edit-a-thon: Wikipedia:WikiProject Organized Labour/Online edit-a-thon Tech February 2021 and please help me promote it, where ever possible. For our specific chapter, we're interested in English, German language edits on all topics related to German/US labour laws, technology companies and unionization, etc.. Shushugah (talk) 18:03, 16 January 2021 (UTC)

Friendly bump, would love to see more people sign up/commit to this! Shushugah (talk) 23:25, 27 January 2021 (UTC)

Merger discussion for Alphabet Workers Union Edit

  An article that you have been involved in editing—Alphabet Workers Union —has been proposed for merging with Google worker organization. If you are interested, please follow the (Discuss) link at the top of the article to participate in the merger discussion. Thank you. czar 18:14, 16 January 2021 (UTC)

Modify infbobox company/wikidata for unionsEdit

See the discussion here: Template talk:Infobox company#Trade union. Thoughts are welcome on both data structure, and also source for grabbing data. The ETUI has a RESFTUL API on European Works Council, for example see sample body and sample agreement Shushugah (talk) 20:37, 21 February 2021 (UTC)

Labor Edit-a-thon in May 2021?Edit

May is an important month for labor movements around the world. Zarasophos and I were discussing running an edit-a-thon during that time, and beforehand, figuring out what tasks need to be done, what countries/coverage are missing etc... Who's in? Shushugah (talk) 02:13, 23 February 2021 (UTC)

I think this would be a great idea. Were you thinking of running a type of contest? Perhaps we can reach out to one of the labour publishers to see if they might be willing to provide a few books to give out as rewards. Perhaps Haymarket or PM Press. --Meanderingbartender (talk) 12:40, 23 February 2021 (UTC)
That's a fantastic idea! I created a landing page for our edit-a-thon, including planning/outreach (we can extract that to another page if the volume increases. I also moved participants/registration there Wikipedia:WikiProject Organized Labour/May 2021 Shushugah (talk) 13:34, 23 February 2021 (UTC)

Join the May 2021 edit-a-thon here. Shushugah (talk) 13:34, 23 February 2021 (UTC)

Request to delete following sub pages?Edit

I am sorting through are WikiProject pages and propose deleting the following. Please comment underneath any if you oppose.

Thoughts? ~ Shushugah (talk) 22:47, 25 February 2021 (UTC)

5 proposed category renames of Trade Unionists in X (US state)Edit

See discussion Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2021 February 26 Shushugah (talk) 11:26, 26 February 2021 (UTC)

Work–life balanceEdit

A previous version of the Work–life balance article was deleted due to copyright violations, with no otherwise salvageable content. This means that we need to start over on this high-priority article. –LaundryPizza03 (d) 22:45, 1 March 2021 (UTC)

Roscoe FillmoreEdit

An article under this WikiProject's jurisdiction, Roscoe Fillmore, has been nominated for deletion. You can comment here.--User:Namiba 19:15, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

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