March 10, 2016 -
Job losses due to trade deals were key to Bernie Sanders' surprise primary victory over Hillary Clinton in Michigan. Will the same message resonate in North Carolina — the state that's lost more of its jobs to "free trade" pacts than any other?
December 4, 2014 -
As President Obama renews his push for two global economic accords, it's a good time to look back at the push to approve the North American Free Trade Agreement -- a deal that has been especially devastating for Southern states.
July 24, 2014 -
State Senator Chris McDaniel's still-contested narrow loss to incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran in Mississippi's Republican runoff last month exposed a divide with the Republican Party possibly as wide as the divide that ultimately split the one-party Democratic South in the 1890s between the "Bourbon" establishment and the rebellious "Populists."
January 29, 2014 -
Workers across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico will unite in an Inter-Continental Day of Action this Friday to stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a controversial new trade agreement often referred to as "NAFTA on steroids."
July 10, 2013 -
The Trans-Pacific Partnership -- a trade agreement written with help from the likes of Walmart and Halliburton -- would enhance corporations' power to sue governments over laws they don't like, increase pressure for fracking, and make job-killers like NAFTA look puny. Congress will soon debate whether to fast-track it.
April 30, 2013 -
How many tragedies will it take before industry stops its relentless search for the world's cheapest wages and decides fair labor costs and safe working conditions are a part of doing business?
August 13, 2012 -
When the CIO launched a campaign to organize Southern workers in 1946, the region's elite fought back by exploiting fears about race and communism -- and fear remains the biggest obstacle to organizing today, as the UAW's campaign to unionize Nissan's Canton, Miss. plant shows.