March 7, 2017 -
When it comes to pay equity between women and men, the South lags behind the U.S. overall, where women still earn just 80 cents on average for every $1 a man makes. Equal pay is one of the driving issues behind this week's A Day Without a Woman protest.
December 2, 2016 -
The campaign that's been successfully winning minimum wage hikes held nationwide mass protests this week, signaling its intention to put pressure on Republican President-elect Donald Trump, who's made conflicting statements on wage policy.
September 16, 2016 -
Forty-five years to the day after the Attica uprising in New York, inmates across the United States organized a strike that spread to dozens of states. Prisoners in Alabama played a key role in planning the groundbreaking action against low-paid and unpaid labor and poor conditions.
August 17, 2016 -
Incarcerated people across the South and nation are planning to strike next month to protest forced work for little or no pay — part of a long history of labor organizing in U.S. prisons.
January 22, 2016 -
Echoing a tactic used in the civil rights struggle, more than 1,000 low-wage workers rallied outside the Democratic presidential debate in Charleston, South Carolina this week, calling for a sweeping agenda including fair pay, union rights and an end to discriminatory policing.
November 6, 2015 -
A nationwide strike of fast-food workers is planned in hundreds of U.S. cities on Nov. 10, along with a protest at that night's Republican presidential debate. Low-wage workers are demanding a $15 hourly minimum wage and union organizing rights, and they're putting politicians on notice.
February 26, 2015 -
A strike among oil refinery workers continues into the fourth week as negotiations continue. The strike was sparked by concerns over safety standards.