August 18, 2014 -
Organizers of campaigns targeting the policies of North Carolina's legislature and pressing for a $15-an-hour minimum wage for fast food workers take a broad approach to movement building and solidarity -- and provide new reason for hope in the South.
August 15, 2014 -
The workers Kellogg locked out last October after their union refused to accept wage cuts and other concessions are back on the job thanks to a federal judge's ruling that the National Labor Relations Board was right to seek an injunction against the company for serious violations of federal labor law.
July 28, 2014 -
After losing a union election at the Chattanooga Volkswagen plant, the UAW has formed a local there that it say has an informal "consensus" with the company to deal with it as a members' union when it signs up a "meaningful" share of the workforce. What does that mean, exactly?
July 23, 2014 -
While Mississippi Freedom Summer focused on political rights, the organizing holds plenty of lessons for unionists -- and some carried those lessons into the labor movement.
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.
July 15, 2014 -
Eighty workers and activists gathered at Charleston's Avery Research Center on July 8 to celebrate recent union victories in South Carolina and to discuss their plans to "Organize the South." Thelma Frasier, who has helped lead the campaign to demand a $15 an hour minimum wage and a union for fast food workers, was among the featured panelists and reports on the event.
July 7, 2014 -
"Labor rights are civil rights" was the message of a June 27 pro-union rally attended by 400 students, activists, ministers and workers at the Nissan plant in Canton -- the culmination of the Mississippi Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary Conference in nearby Jackson.