Category: Framing

Management cashes out; Gov. vetoes legislation…Politicos blame unions

The Newark Star-Ledger quotes GOP State Senator Cardinale blaming unions for holding up sick time payout reform, but then refers to a report documenting payouts to five police chiefs and one captain. Collectively bargained payouts are much less and state

Writing Unions Out of the Story on Fighting Poverty

By Peter Hart The New York Times (6/4/14) took a look at one of the economic puzzles of the last few decades: If growth has been strong, why aren’t we seeing a greater reduction in poverty? Interestingly, the research the

News Analysis: BART Strike Lights Up Social Media


Watch (1:03) >> News analysis of Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) strike starts with consumerist perspective (citizens post photos of waiting on lines or empty common areas), then includes references to strike press conference and photos of workers.

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New organizing: GOP blames public sector union for rising college tuition

An article in the Sacramento Bee about pending legislation allowing research assistants to unionize in the California state system gives balance by allowing Republican to object to the bill (and unionization), which they said would further drive up rapidly rising

Teachers faulted for outsourcing secretaries

In a Bergen Record article posted online Monday night, Englewood teachers reject deal on outsourcing Rebecca Baker blames teachers for refusing pay freezes and other concessions “knowing that they may have cost nearly 100 secretaries and classroom assistants their jobs.”

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On the Other Hand…Nothing: The Trouble with Even-handedness

Eric Alterman The decades-long class war being waged by corporate America and the superrich on the rest of us has been aided tremendously by the media’s tendency to treat both sides as if they are guilty of what only one

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I Give Up – Pay Anything…

As greedy public workers bankrupt states, America makes it harder for honest corporate citizens to create jobs. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c I Give Up – Pay Anything… Daily Show Full Episodes

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Crisis in Dairyland – For Richer and Poorer – Teachers and Wall Street

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Journalism’s Age of Shame

Eric Alterman The black political art of “working the refs” with constant and vociferous complaints of “liberal bias” in the media has a long and distinguished history. Few of its practitioners, however, have succeeded so frequently—and nakedly—as the ex-Drudge drudge

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Evidence of Bias in the Chicago Tribune Coverage of Organized Labor A Quantitative Study from 1991 to 2001

Labor leaders contend newspaper coverage of unions is unjustifiably negative and is usually fixated on conflict and corruption. While this attitude is broadly shared across the union spectrum, there has been little actual objective analysis of labor news report- ing