UNIONS: Archie Is a Fink

He shuffles onto the home screen, blowzy, blinking, belly bulging, beer in one hand, cigar in the other. He trails mumbled epithets about practically every race, creed or color. He is Archie Bunker of the All in the Family show, the tube's quintessential boob, who each week shrivels bigotry with laughter. Yet to the editors of Focus, the Teamsters' official newsletter, Archie, like the anti-hero of the movie Joe, is just another example of how TV and the press distort the image of the working man. In a recent issue, an editorial thunders: "For some reason, the writers of those...

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