April 28, 2023 -
Workers at a Tyson Foods chicken processing plant in Van Buren, Arkansas, walked out for several days this month, saying the company is putting their health and safety at risk — and is now shoving them out the door after hailing their loyalty through a deadly pandemic.
September 23, 2015 -
Tennessee taxpayers have financed hundreds of millions of dollars in economic incentives for VW to locate and expand a plant in Chattanooga that manufactures one of the vehicles involved in the emissions cheating scandal. What happens to that money now?
September 14, 2015 -
The producer of electrical transformers receives tens of millions of dollars in taxpayer support, but a study found a top-line Howard Industries maintenance worker earns just 61 percent of the wages paid a similar worker at another Mississippi transformer manufacturing plant.
September 12, 2014 -
Suppose we stopped bribing companies to do what already benefits them, and instead focused our public dollars on restoring and expanding public services.
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 16, 2014 -
This week North Carolina-based Chiquita Brands announced it was leaving its unionized operations in Gulfport, Mississippi for New Orleans, lured by millions of dollars in taxpayer-funded incentives.
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.