June 6, 2014 -
"Our families cannot continue to struggle on Walmart's poverty pay and constantly changing schedules while Walmart and the Walton family make billions from our work," says one striking mother who works for the Arkansas-based retail giant.
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 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.
September 5, 2013 -
Inspired by the Moral Monday movement, students across North Carolina are organizing a college tour to raise awareness around election protection, planning a march on the governor's mansion to protest attacks on voting, and launching a group to protect voters from intimidation at the polls.
March 8, 2013 -
A story in a 1977 issue of Southern Exposure reported on how in the midst of the Great Depression Jessie Daniel Ames organized a mass "revolt against chivalry" that linked the anti-lynching campaign with the struggle for sexual emancipation. We share it today in honor of International Women's Day.
March 4, 2013 -
What was true for the civil rights movement in the 1960s is true for the labor movement today: Any social movement in the South needs religion as part of its DNA if it's going to succeed.
August 20, 2012 -
Planning is underway to make the opening day of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. one to recognize the struggle of workers in the nation's least unionized and poorest paid region.