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Covering Occupy

The United States has changed radically since Sept. 11, 2001. It’s hard to live in Washington D.C. and not see it around you every day.

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Bacon: muckraker with a lense

At one time, every major American newspaper had a regular labor  beat, but the rise of corporate-owned media and the troubled state of American unions have made labor reporters all but extinct. Steven Greenhouse at The New York Times is a notable exception among the corporate press, but for the most part “there are no labor reporters,” said Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor of The Nation.

Occupy!

There is a fearful symmetry in observing that the corrupt economic system that unleashed the anger and frustration we know as Occupy Wall Street, or OWS, also upended the journalistic establishment that once would have been expected to make sense of it all. If cynics are still asking of the Occupy demonstrators, “But what do they want?” at least part of the reason they’re confused is that a hollowed-out, brittle press hasn’t done its job.

NLRB Decision Huge Victory for Puerto Rico Guild Members

Paper Ordered to Rehire Workers; 'Cease and Desist' Violating Rights

In a sweeping victory for UPAGRA/TNG-CWA members at Puerto Rico's El Vocero newspaper, the National Labor Relations Board is ordering the company to rehire 107 illegally fired circulation workers and "cease and desist" from a long list of other anti-union violations.

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