Chip Hughes


Chip Hughes started his career as a writer, researcher and organizer with the Institute for Southern Studies (ISS), then based in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1972. Through his work at ISS, he became an editor and writer for Southern Exposure and over the subsequent decades focused his work on Southern labor and environmental issues, including mineworkers, farmworkers, textile workers and environmental cleanup workers. In 1990, Hughes began a 30-year career as program administrator with the federal government, directing the Worker Training Program in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and designing training programs for vulnerable workers in high risk occupations. 

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