Media Criticize Union Insurgents
newspapers lament departure of dissidents from AFL-CIO while
pro-union voices dominate coverage.
By Amy Menefee
July 27, 2005
Union members are only 12 percent of U.S. workers, but media
coverage of the recent AFL-CIO split hailed unions as the voice
of working families and bemoaned the tragedy of a divide between
them. An analysis of media coverage of the separation from July
23 through July 27 found the media erroneously referring to
unions as representative of working families.