I’m Justin Lini, coordinator for sections here at the American Sociological Association. I’m writing to inform you about your section’s brand new discussion listserv! This discussion listserv is open to all section members and is an open forum for any topics related to your work and scholarship. As a discussion list, any participant is welcome to join the conversation once they have signed on.
If you are interested in joining send the following message to firstname.lastname@example.org
(and leave everything else such as subjects and signatures blank)
Once your message is received and processed, you will be asked to confirm your subscription via a link. Afterwards you should receive a welcome message informing you you’re now on the list.
If you decide that you like the list, but can’t keep up with the daily flow of email, you can set up a weekly digest using the following instructions.
Send the following message to email@example.com
Set LABOR-DISCUSSION NOHTML MIME DIGEST
(as before, leave everything else such as subjects and signatures blank)
If the listserv received your command it will send you a confirmation message.
Last but not least, here’s how to send a message to the list. Once you’re signed up, you can communicate to the list by sending an email message to LABOR-DISCUSSION@LISTSERV.ASANET.ORG
That should be enough to get you started. If you’re lost or are interested in other options please check out our page on listservs on the ASA Website: http://www.asanet.org/about/sections/listservs.cfm. If you have any additional questions or would like assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Justin Lini MA
Program Coordinator, Governance and Information Systems
American Sociological Association
(202) 383-9005 x 330 - Lini@ASAnet.org
Hello Labor and Labor Movements Section of ASA,
This new listserv is an unmoderated list, which means that any member can send a message. The Council's intention in having two lists is to channel two different types of messages:
1) The announcement list, which the Chair moderates, will continue to send information on Section and ASA business, RFPs/calls for papers/conference announcements, and other messages the chair judges core to the mission of the Section.
2) The discussion list, which is open to all, will be a forum for online petitions and campaigns, discussion of current events, publicizing one's newest blog or publication, sharing interesting articles or video clips, and so on. This will probably generate a higher volume of emails, most of them related to more public sociology functions rather than academics. Importantly, there is a "weekly digest" option (see below) that allows you to choose to get each week's emails packaged in a single weekly digest, to cut down on the number of emails.
I urge all members of the section to join the discussion list (I've already done so!). Give it a try, if it's too much you can fall back to the Digest level, and if that's still too much you can drop out. But I think it would be good to for as many as possible to participate in this discussion channel that will be a new dimension of the life of the Section.