Los Angeles Times
August 30, 1999
By Matt Witt
As the Labor Day weekend approaches, we will see advertisements for back-to-school sales, reports on holiday traffic deaths and recipes for backyard barbecues.
What we won't see is much reporting on the lives of people who labor in "the nation's offices, factories arid service industries. There isn't much coverage of how jobs are changing in America or of the growing gap in wealth between those who do the work and those who profit from it.
Issues of work and class are largely invisible, not just on Labor Day but year-round. Rarely do we see stories exploring important questions facing working families. For example: