Newsworkers Unite: Labor,Convergence,and North American Newspapers / Edition 232

Newsworkers Unite: Labor,Convergence,and North American Newspapers / Edition 232

by Catherine McKercher
     
 

In the mid-1990s, the Newspaper Guild, driven by the concept of labor convergence, merged with the much larger Communications Workers of America (CWA). Some breakaway Canadian chapters of the Guild joined the Communications, Energy, and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP), a union similar to the CWA. McKercher (journalism and communication, Carleton U., Canada)… See more details below

Overview

In the mid-1990s, the Newspaper Guild, driven by the concept of labor convergence, merged with the much larger Communications Workers of America (CWA). Some breakaway Canadian chapters of the Guild joined the Communications, Energy, and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP), a union similar to the CWA. McKercher (journalism and communication, Carleton U., Canada) examines both of these phenomena, arguing that the merging (or convergence) of these unions was a rational and proper response to the mega-mergers going on in the telecommunications and media industries. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742515970
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/15/2002
Series:
Critical Media Studies: Institutions, Politics, and Culture Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.76(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

Meet the Author

Catherine McKercher is associate professor of journalism and communication at Carleton University.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
1Convergence Considered1
2Convergence and Corporate Control17
3Convergence, Technology, and Labor37
4Mergers and More Mergers57
5A Partner for the Guild85
6Answering the Canadian Question107
7Convergence on Command147
8Convergence and Beyond185
Bibliography201
Index215
About the Author223

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