The Downside of Virtual Work: How To Get Fired From ChaCha

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  1. Craig says:

    I don’t know the answer to this – but is terminating someone for organizing / strike activity permissible?

  2. Matt Bodie says:

    Looks like a potential 8(a)(1) violation to me, unless guides are not employees under the NLRA.

  3. Frank says:

    great points, Miriam. I wish we had you at the Internet as Factory & Playground conference:
    http://digitallabor.org/
    You might also like this dialogue:
    http://archleague.org/2010/11/situated-exploitation-from-mobile-playgrounds-to-sweatshop-city

    Trebor is working on a booklength expansion of it now.

  4. Miriam Cherry says:

    I’d like to be there… looks like a great conference…. check out my article on virtual work:
    http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1649055