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Media Criticize Union Insurgents

Media Criticize Union Insurgents
Networks, major 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.