Joe Atkins

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Joe Atkins is a professor of journalism at the University of Mississippi and author of "Covering for the Bosses: Labor and the Southern Press." A veteran journalist, Atkins previously worked as the congressional correspondent with Gannett New Service's Washington bureau and with newspapers in North Carolina and Mississippi.

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A pivotal year for Southern workers

January 12, 2012 - 2012 promises to be an interesting year for labor in the South, as states wrestle with the disaster wrought by anti-immigrant politics, the UAW targets the region's German auto factories, and Walmart polishes its public image.

VOICES: Dimming the lights in Mississippi

November 28, 2011 - With this month's Republican takeover of the Mississippi House, the GOP now controls the state's legislature and governorship. Expect "personhood" by statute, an Alabama-like immigration bill, drug-testing for welfare recipients and cuts to social spending.