It offers useful case studies of several labor disputes from the past three decades, and concludes with several articles on current issues facing media unions and media workers.
In 44 chapters, Brasch and several of the nation's leading journalists and labor leaders explore everything from the need for the creation of media unions...to how the media cover labor.
It consists of 44 items: documents, reprints, and some original articles, among which several of the best were written by Brasch himself.
...comprehensive, compelling, well-reasoned, -written and -packaged, and a useful reference for recent journalism school graduates or seasoned personnel directors at newspapers.
...the book provides a great deal of material that will be invaluable to organizers today.
With Just Cause not only is about journalism, it is journalism, with the crucial element of objectivity present throughout.
This volume...a kind of bible on the subject.
Forty-four essays discuss the media unions, legal and historical foundations, and contemporary social issues, both internal and external. In his preface, Braasch claims his motivation for the book came from a conversation with a naive young journalist who had completed journalism school without a clue that collective bargaining and unions had arisen for some very good reasons. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)