June 17, 2024

At issue in Providence nurses’ strike: Oregon’s hospital staffing law

More than 3,000 nurses at six Providence hospitals across the state are set to go on strike for three days next week. In an unusual turn of events, they’re striking in part over the rollout of a law that was hailed just two years ago as a major win for the nurses union and the […]

Amazon Labor Union affiliates with Teamsters

The Amazon Labor Union will affiliate with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, giving the upstart union the backing of one of the most powerful forces in labor, Teamsters announced Tuesday. Teamsters said the affiliation decision was approved unanimously by the union’s board on Tuesday, though details of the merger were not immediately made clear. The […]

The Media and You! Critical Media Literacy Education: Roadmap for Navigating our Disinformation Media Ecosystem.

ThursdayApril 18th7:00 PM Rogue Valley Metaphysical Library1757 Ashland St, Ashland. Based on the award-winning textbook The Media and Me: A Guide to Critical Media Literacy for Young People. In this workshop, Prof. Mickey Huff will lead discussion and research into: ● Analyzing how various populations are represented in media, as characters and visible participants and […]

State of the Free Press 2024: The Importance of an Independent Press and Critical Media Literacy in a “Post-Truth” World

WednesdayApril 17th7:00 PM Rogue Valley Metaphysical Library 1757 Ashland St, Ashland. In the age of new and powerful tools of communication, democracy has become more fragile and vulnerable to attacks by ideological extremists and partisans. What is clear is that the tools of communication, culture, literacy, and critical thinking are more crucial than ever in […]