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Entries Tagged as 'Labor News'

An Open Letter to Iowa Republican Legislators

February 10th, 2017 · 1 Comment

Let me introduce myself. I’m Chris Martin, a professor at the University of Northern Iowa. Please let me disabuse you of the notion that I worked just a couple hours today and spent the rest of the time sipping chardonnay. I’m like most Iowans. I work a lot (faculty members at my university average 52-54 […]

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Tags: Bill Dix · Iowa Board of Regents · Journalism · Labor News · Universities · University of Northern Iowa · Walt Rogers · Working Class

Immigration reform vs. the myth of hordes of Mexican drug runners

October 24th, 2013 · No Comments

The U.S. Congress is back from its self-imposed government shutdown break. Today, President Obama will presume that Congress (let’s be more accurate and say the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives) will actually wish to accomplish something, and so we now return to the issue of immigration reform. The key goal of the proposed […]

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Tags: Immigration · Labor News · Politics

Why Analyzing Labor Coverage Is Important

April 3rd, 2013 · No Comments

The Newspaper Guild/Communication Workers of America released Tuesday a summary report of their new “Labor & Unions in National TV Network News.” The CWA and Newspaper Guild funded the study directed by Federico Subervi of the School of Journalism & Mass Communication at Texas State University. The report is important. There is a big story […]

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Tags: Consumerism · Journalism · Journalism Ethics · Labor News · Media Economics · Newspapers · NPR · Occupy Wall Street · Politics · Television News · Working Class

News for the Consumer Class

April 1st, 2013 · No Comments

It is no surprise to readers of newspapers – or readers of this blog — that newspapers contain little coverage of labor and working-class economic issues. Although I’d hesitate to say there was ever a “golden era” of labor coverage, there was a time not too long ago when newspapers regularly reported on the activities of […]

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Tags: Consumerism · Journalism · Journalism Ethics · Labor News · Media Economics · Newspapers · Politics · Working Class