The Fading of Local For-profit Print Media and Rise of the Non-Profits and Independence Firefighters’ Fight for Health Care

Tonight, on the Heartland Labor Forum:  Has your metropolitan newspaper turned into a zombie? Is local news coverage just a fading memory? We’ll look at the corporatization of the media and the rise of nonprofits with the Kansas Reflector and the KC Defender. Then, public sector workers often accept lower wages if they can get better benefits. But lately those good benefits are shrinking, like in Independence where International Association of Firefighters union is fighting to save their health insurance. Our feature is Washington Window with Mark Gruenberg.

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