February 12, 2014 -
Workers at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. are voting on a union this week. But contrary to some media reports, a "yes" vote wouldn't be the first unionization win for Southern auto workers.
February 7, 2014 -
As workers at Nissan's plant in Canton, Miss. fight for the right to an intimidation-free union election, workers at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. prepare to vote in a secret-ballot election beginning Feb. 12.
December 17, 2013 -
The private prison industry is fueling high incarceration rates in Mississippi and elsewhere in the United States. It's a way to keep an indentured class in a state and nation built on slavery.
December 9, 2013 -
Bill Allain survived some of the nastiest attacks in Mississippi's political history to be elected governor in 1983. Labor South's Joe Atkins recalls an appearance by the devout Catholic at a Pentecostal gathering two years later.
November 20, 2013 -
Southern states have a high rate of unintended pregnancies, with most of the resulting births being paid for by public insurance programs. The evidence shows that investing in family planning services not only prevents unwanted pregnancies but also saves taxpayers money. So why are some Southern legislatures targeting those services for cuts?
November 6, 2013 -
A look at what's happening in labor around the South, from a conference on the tragic consequences of U.S. drug policy, to corporate welfare in Mississippi, to a union's struggle with a cereal giant in Tennessee.