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.
February 12, 2014 -
Workers at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. are voting on a union this week. But contrary to some media reports, a "yes" vote wouldn't be the first unionization win for Southern auto workers.
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.
February 6, 2013 -
Conservative mega-donor Art Pope has helped finance a movement to discredit mainstream climate science. Now North Carolina's budget director, he will help make important fiscal decisions for a state facing serious threats from climate change.
November 28, 2012 -
Conservative groups whose clout grew in the recent N.C. elections want to repeal a groundbreaking state law requiring utilities to generate a small percentage of energy from renewable sources. Incoming Republican Gov. Pat McCrory has close ties to renewable energy foes -- and to renewable energy proponents. If forced to choose, which side would he be on?