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    :: Tuesday, January 22, 2008 ::

    Unions Aren’t Reaching Unorganized Workers With a Message That Deals with Their Concerns - LaborTalk by Harry Kelber
    One of the principle responsibilities of the AFL-CIO and Change to Win is to create a favorable national labor climate that would improve their organizing efforts. They haven’t done so. There is no national labor TV or radio program, no newspaper or magazine that will promote unionism. (There are a few good regional labor radio programs and publications that occasionally touch on organizing problems, but avoid criticizing top labor leaders for their shortcomings.)

    Top union leaders rarely appear on talk shows and press interviews to explain labor’s views on public issues. There is almost no effort to refute the anti-union barrage of half-truths and lies (and some truths), which workers get from the business-controlled media and right-wing groups Since labor leaders rarely respond to slanderous anti-union propaganda, workers tend to believe they are true.
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