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Mainstream Labor Union Media?

I was intrigued by this column I read on the ICAONLINE website about how organized labor needs its own media outlet. Being a strong union supporter I have to agree that no matter how many union publications we have and no matter how much we try to inform our own union members of what's going on it seems to never be enough.

If Fox News can have a Republican agenda, then why not a Union media outlet for those who support organized labor and progressive politics.

A Union media outlet would not only help keep members of organzied labor informed, but it would also be a great way to dispell many of the stupid ideas people have regarding the evils of organized labor. Also it would be probably the most effective tool in the plans to organize Wal-Mart.

Check out Howard Kling's article by clicking here


Blogger ProgressivePatriot said...

I believe that would be wonderful. In Boulder, Colorado the Glazier's organizer has a 1/2 hour spot on Tuesdays that has a good following. It is on Public Radio KGNU. I am trying to get a one hour show planned and present it to the station, also.


12:23 PM  
Blogger Resist Oppression said...

Hey I wish you all the luck with pitching it to the radio station.

God only knows we need more union and progressive programs/publications out there in the media to help educate listeners on how important labor unions are...especially in these times.

Admittedly that education process will be a tough one and even if we do manage to get the message out there we are dealing with a generation that has no clue who Mother Jones, John L. Lewis or Joe Hill is and a lot of them think having no backbone in the workplace will get them somewhere.

Solidarity Forever.

12:54 PM  

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