He posts a story from this morning’s Globe about rampant absenteeism among the city’s transporation workers, and then inserts comments throughout the story about the coverage, which he obviously thinks is anti-labor.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Labor coverage in this country is abysmal. There are a few reporters who cover labor issues with the knowledge and expertise needed. Most major metropolitan papers don’t cover labor full time even though about 15 percent of the population is a union member. And when they do cover unions, they don’t understand the issues or frame the story from a consumer’s perspective, not a worker’s perspective. This story does the same thing.