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Big Carbon vs. the future at EPA Clean Power Plan hearings

July 31, 2014 - This week's Environmental Protection Agency hearings on the proposed plan to clean up carbon pollution from power plants offered a ringside seat to the political fight that's pitting those with a financial interest in the high-carbon economy against those whose top priority is the well-being of future generations.

Fast food worker hopeful for labor revival

July 15, 2014 - Eighty workers and activists gathered at Charleston's Avery Research Center on July 8 to celebrate recent union victories in South Carolina and to discuss their plans to "Organize the South." Thelma Frasier, who has helped lead the campaign to demand a $15 an hour minimum wage and a union for fast food workers, was among the featured panelists and reports on the event.

House of labor needs repairs, not just new roommates

September 17, 2013 - The AFL-CIO is undertaking a new strategy that involves building closer ties with non-labor allies, from the NAACP to the Sierra Club. But given the extreme attacks workers are suffering, will that be enough to meet the challenges of the day?

AFL-CIO resolves to organize the South

September 12, 2013 - With workplace organizing efforts in the region already making progress, the AFL-CIO adopted a resolution at its national convention this week to make unionizing the South one of its top priorities.

VOICES: A call for a second Operation Dixie

September 11, 2013 - The labor movement needs to build power in the South by undertaking an effort like the historic Southern organizing drive the CIO launched in 1946. A union organizer and a student of labor history offer their blueprint for doing just that.