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Union membership creeps upward in the South

February 5, 2016 - Organized labor has made surprising gains in a region where unions face some of their toughest obstacles, new federal data shows. But defending workers' advances in the South's hostile political climate will require a long-term organizing commitment.

Tefere Gebre: How labor can win the South

October 30, 2015 - National union leader Tefere Gebre talks with Facing South about why it's essential for labor to focus on the South, the need for creative new approaches to worker organizing, and the role labor can play in spurring a broader progressive movement.

Mixed picture for Southern unions

February 5, 2015 - While unions in the South have followed the national trend of declining membership, they have also made recent gains in the region. Meanwhile, demographic changes are underway that offer more hope for labor organizing.