The Labor Network has grown from the seed of an idea, to a moving and important cog in the wheel of influence on democracy in a matter of months.
TLN was one of the only news outlets to cover the successful strike by Verizon workers last spring, and the only network to offer a human identity to that job action with its four-part series, Faces of the Verizon Strike.
Journalism’s responsibility is to provide our electorate with facts, giving them the tools to make an informed decision when they reach the ballot box. It is an essential pillar of democracy. And, because mainstream media has failed to report the facts about American jobs, worker respect, and the steep decline of the standard of living of the middle class, The Labor Network was created.
So, if you work for a living, or want to, if you are a recent college graduate looking at a mountain of student debt and no prospects for a good paying job, or if you are currently attending college, and just hoping things will somehow change before you face the brutal competition for quality employment, then you should be watching our programs to stay informed.