Labor's Image Problem
Friday, March 04, 2011
Pro-union protesters are still turning out in Wisconsin to rally against Governor Scott Walker's proposed legislation that would, among other things, strip unions of their collective bargaining rights. In some ways, this is a classic labor dispute. But media watchers and labor historians have been telling us this week that, media coverage of the pro-labor side has been unique in that it's actually been positive. UC Santa Barbara History Professor Nelson Lichtenstein explains why that's the case.