January 22, 2016 -
Echoing a tactic used in the civil rights struggle, more than 1,000 low-wage workers rallied outside the Democratic presidential debate in Charleston, South Carolina this week, calling for a sweeping agenda including fair pay, union rights and an end to discriminatory policing.
December 18, 2015 -
The past year saw big steps taken toward building a better, stronger and more just South, from wage gains for workers to aid for refugees to grassroots organizing for a more environmentally sustainable future.
November 13, 2015 -
Fast-food and other low-wage workers held hundreds of protests across the country on Tuesday, many in Southern cities. After racking up wins at the state and local levels, organizers are now taking their case for a higher minimum wage and union rights to the national stage in the run-up to next year's elections.
November 6, 2015 -
A nationwide strike of fast-food workers is planned in hundreds of U.S. cities on Nov. 10, along with a protest at that night's Republican presidential debate. Low-wage workers are demanding a $15 hourly minimum wage and union organizing rights, and they're putting politicians on notice.
October 13, 2015 -
A new report finds that the national living wage for a single adult is $16.87 an hour — and far higher in many states, including Florida, Georgia and Virginia.
September 15, 2015 -
"I came here today because I believe from the bottom of my heart that it is vitally important for those of us who hold different views to be able to engage in a civil discourse," the U.S. senator and presidential hopeful told the crowd at Liberty University, an Evangelical Christian school in Lynchburg, Virginia.
August 31, 2015 -
Longshore Local 1422 is spearheading "Days of Grace" Sept. 5 and 6, with a march in downtown Charleston, South Carolina and a strategy conference. Themes include policing, wages, union rights, voting rights and Medicaid.