December 16, 2014 -
While discussing a proposal to require supply-chain monitoring for slavery risks, a British House of Commons member described human rights abuses he and a colleague witnessed on a recent fact-finding visit to North Carolina's tobacco fields.
October 29, 2013 -
The United Auto Workers union is trying a new approach to organizing the VW plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. that's inspired by European labor. But it's facing well-financed resistance from the Tea Party, Chamber of Commerce, and political establishment.
January 31, 2013 -
A gathering at historically black Tougaloo College in Jackson, Miss. this week to support workers' organizing efforts at a nearby Nissan plant felt like an old-time revival meeting. Was it signaling the revival of the labor movement in the region and beyond?
August 13, 2012 -
When the CIO launched a campaign to organize Southern workers in 1946, the region's elite fought back by exploiting fears about race and communism -- and fear remains the biggest obstacle to organizing today, as the UAW's campaign to unionize Nissan's Canton, Miss. plant shows.
August 3, 2012 -
UAW President Bob King says organizing foreign-owned auto plants is make-or-break for the shrinking union. A Mississippi Nissan plant where temps are a quarter of the workforce is the UAW's first Southern foray in 11 years.