Labor Unions: MIA in the Media

Session Date: 
Sun., April 7, 2013:
9-10:30 am
Plaza Ballroom D
Social Justice and the Fight for Media Equality

Over the past few decades, the media have largely ignored labor issues. And both corporations and politicians have used the media to discredit the labor movement. This campaign has weakened the rights of workers and the influence of unions in places like Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin. The media often portray labor unions as power-hungry institutions that fail to serve their members’ interests. This panel will examine the media’s coverage of labor issues and explore how media consolidation has impacted labor coverage. The panel will also delve into ways we can use independent media and grassroots organizing to change the narrative.

People + Policy

= Positive Change for the Public Good

people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good