Investigations & Reports

Win for labor in the South

By R. Neal
July 12, 2006 - Alcoa Aluminum Co., with operations in Arkansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, Texas, and other states including Tennessee where they employ 1600 workers, recently asked their 9,000 United Steelworker employees for concessions in a new contract.

July 4th Reading

July 4, 2006 - It's that time of year again, July 4th. And once again, for your holiday reading pleasure, we would like to share two of Facing South's favorite pieces for Independence Day:

Florida politics, Bush style

By R. Neal
May 30, 2006 - Outgoing Florida Gov. Jeb Bush uses his line-item veto power to "reward allies" and punish critics in his final budget action. He also says "...if there was some liberal Democrat in this office, it would have been a hell of a lot worse."