June 29, 2018 -
Dealing a blow to the labor movement that will disproportionately affect people of color, the conservative majority's ruling that public-sector workers represented by unions should be able to pay nothing for that representation endorses a policy first promoted in the 1940s South by pro-segregation business interests hostile to organized labor because of its work on behalf of racial justice.
March 24, 2017 -
Groups representing some of the most embattled workers and marginalized communities in the South and nation have called a general strike for May 1 to send a message to the Trump administration and its corporate allies. It's the biggest effort of its kind in 70 years.
September 11, 2013 -
The labor movement needs to build power in the South by undertaking an effort like the historic Southern organizing drive the CIO launched in 1946. A union organizer and a student of labor history offer their blueprint for doing just that.
August 20, 2013 -
A union organizer and a third-generation organizer working in the South offer their ideas for building a culture of unionism in the region -- or anywhere the idea of collective development and exercise of power has waned.
March 21, 2013 -
Multiemployer health care plans bargained by unions should have been a model for U.S. health care reform, but the Affordable Care Act tilts the playing field against them.