Eric Lee (labour organizer)

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Eric Lee
Eric Lee, American labor unionists.JPG
Born (1955-07-14) 14 July 1955 (age 62)
New York, New York, U.S.
Title Editor of LabourStart

Eric Lee (born 1955 in New York City) is an American-born trade unionist, writer, and web site developer. He is the founding editor of LabourStart, an online news service for the trade union movemement.[1] He is also the author of The Labour Movement and the Internet: The New Internationalism (Pluto Press, 1996).[2]


Lee worked as an editor for the social democratic magazine The New International Review. While living in Israel, he worked as a computer programmer and was politically active in the peace movement and the left.[2]

In the 1990s, Lee created and ran the website BibiWatch, dedicated to criticism of Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.[3]

In this same year, he served on the Central Committee of the United Workers Party.

Lee is the author of The Labour Movement and the Internet: The New Internationalism

In 1998, Lee moved to London to work as ICT Coordinator for Labour and Society International while also consulting British and international trade unions. His articles have been published around the world and is a frequent speaker at a variety of conferences.


Lee was active in the democratic left and trade unions.[2]


  1. ^ "Workers find voice on the net", BBC News, 11 April 2004.
  2. ^ a b c "Eric Lee". Labour Start. Retrieved 10 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Allison Kaplan Sommer. "Everything you need to know - a new things you really wish you didnt", The Jerusalem Post, July 26, 1996. (HighBeam)

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