americans for tax reform
January 23, 2015 -
Numerous states are facing likely budget shortfalls, but some of those facing the most serious problems are hamstrung in crafting solutions by political leaders opposed to new taxes and by regressive tax systems that rely on struggling working-class families.
July 17, 2014 -
The United Auto Workers' decision to establish UAW Local 42 for Volkswagen workers in Chattanooga, Tenn. represents the kind of non-traditional approach to worker representation necessary to break through the Southern oligarchy's locked-arm opposition to organized labor.
May 2, 2014 -
Frustrated with the weakness of U.S. labor laws, the United Auto Workers is appealing to the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the U.S. State Department to ensure a fair union election at the giant Nissan plant in Canton, MS.
April 7, 2014 -
A Tennessee TV station obtained a leaked document that showed Gov. Bill Haslam offered $300 million to Volkswagen to expand its Chattanooga plant -- as long it kept out the UAW. Haslam had previously denied any role in the plot to block the union.
December 13, 2013 -
Corporate interest advocacy groups including the controversial American Legislative Exchange Council made repealing North Carolina's renewable energy law a top priority last year. Their effort failed, but now ALEC is trying a different approach by taking aim at the solar boom.
May 3, 2013 -
Clean energy opponents turned to dirty tactics to advance a bill repealing North Carolina's renewables program -- and that's not the only example of the state's energy policy being hijacked by powerful interests.
April 2, 2013 -
A hearing is set for tomorrow on legislation to repeal North Carolina's renewable energy standard -- part of a nationwide attack on such laws being mounted by groups with fossil-fuel industry ties.