Organizational Communication in the News

Case Studies of Organizations and Organizational Communication in the Media

One Reason Mergers Fail: The Two Cultures Aren’t Compatible

Amazon’s 2017 acquisition of Whole Foods was met with a lot of fanfare. The deal would allow Amazon to grow beyond e-commerce and sell groceries in hundreds of stores while … Continue reading

October 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Progressive Salon.com Refuses To Recognize Union One Month After Workers Vote To Organize

One month after its employees voted to unionize, the Salon Media Group, a digital media pioneer and a stalwart of the progressive press, has still refused to recognize the move. … Continue reading

July 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mexican farmworkers strike over low wages, blocking harvest

The strike, which began Tuesday, has shut down schools and stores across the region and focused attention on alleged labor abuses at agribusinesses that export millions of tons of produce … Continue reading

March 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

How Detroit was Reborn: The Inside Story of Detroit’s Historic Bankruptcy Case

This is the backstory of how Detroit cleared mountains of debt accumulated over 50 years and emerged with a shot at restoring basic services for 685,000 city residents who deserve … Continue reading

November 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Minority Groups and Bottlers Team Up in Battles Over Soda

Dozens of Hispanic and African-American civil rights groups, health advocacy organizations and business associations have joined the beverage industry in opposing soda regulation around the country in recent years, arguing … Continue reading

March 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Twinkies’ Demise Proves the Stupidity of U.S. Labor Relations

The Great American Twinkie Crisis illuminates what is wrong with the relationship between management and labor in this country… The company blames a nationwide strike by the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers … Continue reading

November 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

American Heart: Owner of Multi-Million Dollar Company Hands Over Business to Employees

Before the words “whole grain” and “organic” became part of Americans’ everyday vocabulary, Bob Moore knew the importance of healthful eating. In 1978, he started Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods, as a … Continue reading

November 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Is Occupy Wall Street Outperforming the Red Cross in Hurricane Relief?

So how did an offshoot of Occupy Wall Street, best known as a leaderless movement that brought international attention to issues of economic injustice through the occupation of Zucotti Park … Continue reading

November 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

When to Leave Your Company to Advance Your Career

We all know of people who have jumped ship and found great success in a new company. Less visible are those who fail or flame out when they make the … Continue reading

September 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

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