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Laborfest: Outside The Box: Corporate Media, Globalization, & The UPS Strike
Date Wednesday July 09
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St. at 20th St., San Francisco (near 24th St BART)
Event Type Teach-In
Organizer/Author
Outside The Box: Corporate Media, Globalization, & The UPS Strike. Book reading and Presentation by author Deepa Kumar, Assistant Professor of Media Studies at Rutgers University
The need for a critical analysis of how labor struggles are presented and packaged by the corporate media and how labor can counteract the anti-labor bias is the focus of this book. It looks at the media battle behind the most important successful national strike in recent years by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters against the United Parcel Service. The New York Times complained that the problem of the strike was that the public believed that the strike was about “part time” work.
See also
http://www.scils.rutgers.edu/~dkumar/book.htm
and
http://www.laborfest.net/2008schedule.htm
Added to the calendar on Sunday Jun 15th, 2008 7:08 PM

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