April 9, 2021 -
A growing number of companies are publicly condemning discrimination against transgender people and taking steps to support trans employees. But some of the same businesses are also funding Southern politicians promoting policies harmful to the transgender community. One standout is AT&T, the telecom giant headquartered in Dallas — also the top corporate contributor to state lawmakers seeking to restrict voting rights.
August 11, 2017 -
Labor lost a high-profile campaign to unionize auto workers at Nissan plant in Mississippi last week. But the union says it isn't going away, pointing to other historic Southern labor drives that often took multiple elections to win.
March 2, 2017 -
Hundreds of workers and civil rights advocates plan to march to the Nissan factory in Canton, Mississippi, this Saturday and call on the automaker to respect employees' right to a union election free from intimidation. U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and actor and activist Danny Glover will lead the protest.
February 9, 2017 -
After a slight increase in 2015, the number of Southern workers in unions dipped last year. But the election of President Trump has created new urgency for labor to organize, including two high-profile campaigns this spring in Mississippi and South Carolina.
January 27, 2017 -
Since 2005, Nissan workers in Canton, Mississippi — a city with deep roots in the civil rights movement — have been fighting for the right to unionize. This week they are taking their cause across the South with days of action in at least five cities.
December 10, 2015 -
The UAW wins in Tennessee. A West Virginia coal boss is found guilty. A populist Democrat wins the governor's race in Louisiana. And firefighters organize in Mississippi.
March 9, 2015 -
Workers at an auto parts plant in Selma, Alabama are protesting low wages and chemical exposures that they say are causing health problems ranging from asthma to cancer.