Jimmy Hoffa is long gone, but the unions problems are because they continue to support corporate Democrat Centrists and not liberals.<quoted text>
"Therealnews com" said:
AL, Only people like Ebenezer Scrooge are against the Unions.
Ask Michigan THAT!
***Look at Illinois unions ...
The Michigan right-to-work battle, explained
Posted by Sean Sullivan on December 10, 2012 at 10:48 am
The latest front in the battle between Republicans and organized labor is Michigan, where activists in Lansing recently began protests against a measure that would make the state the 24th in the nation to adopt a right-to-work law.
***Laying blame union bosses also culpable for pension crisis
ArticleSource Mar 21, 2013
The Stockton crystal ball: what a pension guarantee will do to Illinois ... But in terms of looking out for state employees, union leaders have failed miserably.... They should have been insisting all along that the state catch up as quickly ... of pensions that are underfunded by more than $200 billion under new ...
How ACORN Was Framed: Political Controversy and Media Agenda Setting / by Peter Dreier and Christopher R. Martin / 2010
Using the news controversy over the community group ACORN, we illustrate the way that the media help set the agenda for public debate and frame the way that debate is shaped. Opinion entrepreneurs (primarily business and conservative groups and individuals, often working through web sites) set the story in motion as early as 2006, the conservative echo chamber orchestrated an anti-ACORN campaign in 2008, the Republican presidential campaign repeated the allegations with a more prominent platform, and the mainstream media reported the allegations without investigating their veracity. As a result, the little-known community organization became the subject of great controversy in the 2008 US presidential campaign, and was recognizable by 82 percent of
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analyzed using it. We demonstrate that the national news media agenda is easily permeated by a persistent media campaign by opinion entrepreneurs alleging controversy, even when there is little or no truth to the story. Conversely, local news media, working
outside of elite national news media sources to verify the most essential facts of the story, were the least likely to latch onto the voter