Are any escorts or former escorts interested in starting a union with me?
The idea would be we start a website (seperate to this site) with a message boards etc, where escorts can freely discuss all the issues that impact on escorts, like the law, healthcare etc.
All escorts are invited to join this union.
The first thing we'd do is vote in a committee, e.g. a press officer, a message board moderator, a recruitment officer etc.
We'd then see what we can do together to help each other.
I'd like to carry out some surveys and work to educate the press and fight for legal changes that will make it safer for escorts in Ireland.
Important issues would always be voted on, so when we went to the government or the media, we could say this is not one person asking for this, it is 100+ escorts.
We'd start out as quite a small informal union I imagine, but the project could grow into something bigger, we could even get formal union status and join SIPTU one day! Escorts in the UK have done it, see | iusw
At first the project would be in some way financially supported by E-I as I would be paying for website, hosting etc, but it could gain total financial independence if members all agreed to pay a small membership fee. Of course, it would also be connected to E-I in terms that I started it, but it wouldn't be like E-I, because it wouldn't be owned by me, it would be owned by the members, and if the members didn't agree with me or want me having a role, I could be voted out.
I know this is only an idea, but many great things start out as small ideas.