September 17, 2013 -
The AFL-CIO is undertaking a new strategy that involves building closer ties with non-labor allies, from the NAACP to the Sierra Club. But given the extreme attacks workers are suffering, will that be enough to meet the challenges of the day?
September 12, 2013 -
With workplace organizing efforts in the region already making progress, the AFL-CIO adopted a resolution at its national convention this week to make unionizing the South one of its top priorities.
September 11, 2013 -
The labor movement needs to build power in the South by undertaking an effort like the historic Southern organizing drive the CIO launched in 1946. A union organizer and a student of labor history offer their blueprint for doing just that.
September 9, 2013 -
They didn't strike this time, but last week Walmart workers and their allies marched, rallied, danced, blew horns, and took arrests in a coordinated day of action protesting the company's recent crackdown on worker activists.
August 27, 2013 -
The NAACP partners with Nissan, which is fighting union organizing efforts at plants in Mississippi and Tennessee? What would Martin Luther King Jr. and Medgar Evers say? And Walmart promoting American-made products? Really?
August 20, 2013 -
A union organizer and a third-generation organizer working in the South offer their ideas for building a culture of unionism in the region -- or anywhere the idea of collective development and exercise of power has waned.