Union Framing of Conflict‐Related Issues in the Entertainment Industry
Fuller RP, Putnam LL. Union framing of conflict-related issues in the entertainment industry. Conflict Resolution Quarterly. 2018, 36, 53–67,DOI/10.1002/crq.21221
Posted: 3 Oct 2018
Date Written: May 08, 2018
This study examined the conflict framing of union leaders as they reacted to changes in the entertainment industry. The analysis revealed how participants named conflict‐based issues and attributed blame for them, cast them as whole stories, or reframed them. Overall, the leaders of two types of unions differed in their naming and blaming of controversial issues. This study suggested that naming and blaming of conflict‐based issues operated differently for the two types of unions. Leaders who employed naming singled out critical agenda items and often used reframing, while union leaders who depicted issues as whole stories resisted reframing the issues.
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