With Just Cause is a collection of essays on the relationship between the trend toward unionization and the development of the newspaper publishing industry. Selected Contents: Where We Came From: A Brief History of the Writers Guild of America; Uniting Freelance Writers: The National Writers Union; Printing Trades Unions in the Media; Collective Bargaining: A Foundation for Worker Rights; The Union Shop: Requiring Journalists to Join a Union; Media Unions Before the American Newspaper Guild; The Open Shop Agreement of the A.N.P.A.; Anticommunism in the New York Newspaper Guild; Who Killed the Herald Tribune; Endorsing Politicians and Social Issues: Freedom of Speech and a Union's Right v. Media Credibility and an Illusion of Objectivity; A Brief Look at Publishers and Newspaper Carriers; 'When It's Over, We Won't Care About You Anymore" The Mainstream Press Covers Labor; The Labor Press in America.
Walter M. Brasch is Professor of Journalism at Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. He is also the author of The Press and the State (UPA, 1986) and Forerunners of the Revolution (UPA, 1990).