Labor

Wildcat walk-out at Smithfield Foods

November 17, 2006 - We've written before at Facing South about Smithfield Foods, the meat-processing giant which runs the largest pork-processing plant in the world in Tarheel, North Carolina.

FACING SOUTH REPORT: At Smithfield, work hurts

October 13, 2006 - The following is a special Facing South report on work at Smithfield Foods, the meat-processing giant with its main pork plant -- the largest in the world -- in Tarheel, N.C. Earlier this month, Smithfield -- already the country's largest hog and pork producer, and fifth-largest beaf producer -- bought out ConAgra Foods Inc.

Halliburton to employees: Get a medal, just don't sue

September 19, 2006 - One of the choicer pieces of dubious dealings revealed at the hearings today about war profiteering was the disclosure that Halliburton/KBR was offering medals to wounded employees -- but only if they agreed not to sue the company.

CAFTA in one Georgia town

August 4, 2006 - When debate was sizzling last year over the Central American Free Trade Agreement -- passed by a 217-215 vote in the U.S.

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.