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Unions, the South and Justice at Smithfield

June 16, 2006 - North Carolina has one of the lowest rates of workers in unions in the country. Every year, the Old North state battles with its Carolina cousin to the South for the state with the lowest union density. In 2005, 3.9% of NC's workers were in a union.

Has the immigrant backlash arrived?

May 13, 2006 - As we reported earlier, one of the most striking features of the "Day Without Immigrants" boycott earlier this month was the almost total capitulation of business leaders to the events.