Organizational Communication in the News

Case Studies of Organizations and Organizational Communication in the Media

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

Tattooed Ottawa Convention Centre workers locked out

Three unionized employees at the Ottawa Convention Centre, or OCC, say they were locked out of the building on Thursday without pay after showing up to work with the tattoos … Continue reading

May 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Labor board: Northwestern University football players can unionize

The National Labor Relations Board in Chicago has ruled that football players at Northwestern University are employees and can unionize, the board said Wednesday. In a statement, Northwestern acknowledged the … Continue reading

March 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Striking South African miners meet platinum firms

South Africa’s main platinum miners union will resume government-brokered talks next week with the world’s top three producers, in an effort to end a strike that showed flickers of violence … Continue reading

February 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Boulder County law enforcement agencies strive to meet multilingual needs

While law enforcement agencies across Boulder County employ multilingual officers, dispatchers and other staff members, officials note it is difficult to guarantee that those staff members — even those who … Continue reading

December 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tearing out asbestos with bare hands: Meet the boss from hell

The four immigrants who joined Menendez were fired last year by Benjamin H. Realty, a New Jersey apartment company, during a union organizing drive by the Laborers International Union of … Continue reading

November 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Walmart Activism Is Effecting Change At World’s Largest Retailer, Organizers Say

This week, OUR Walmart, the union-backed association that Sparks joined, has been holding demonstrations in Bentonville, Ark. — Walmart’s headquarters — leading up to the annual shareholders’ meeting on Friday. … Continue reading

June 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dying for the Shirt on your Back

The deaths of more than 600 garment workers in Bangladesh’s Rana Plaza factory collapse April 24 is a tragedy that highlights widespread problems in the global apparel industry… The Rana disaster has been … Continue reading

May 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

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