June 13, 2014 -
A recent study looked at the costs associated with corrupt government, showing that corruption is taking a heavy toll on taxpayers in Southern states -- an average of $1,308 annually per capita in the most corrupt states, which are concentrated in the region.
May 2, 2014 -
Frustrated with the weakness of U.S. labor laws, the United Auto Workers is appealing to the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the U.S. State Department to ensure a fair union election at the giant Nissan plant in Canton, MS.
April 16, 2014 -
A new report looks at the real-world consequences of a conspiracy theory promoted by the extreme right -- and by North Carolina leaders including Gov. Pat McCrory -- that claims environmental sustainability initiatives are part of a plot to destroy America and kill most of humanity.
April 7, 2014 -
A Tennessee TV station obtained a leaked document that showed Gov. Bill Haslam offered $300 million to Volkswagen to expand its Chattanooga plant -- as long it kept out the UAW. Haslam had previously denied any role in the plot to block the union.
March 3, 2014 -
Some people might think the UAW's recent narrow loss at the VW plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. derailed the union's organizing effort at the Nissan plant in Canton, Miss. But workers there point out that their situation -- with a majority-black workforce drawing on a civil rights legacy -- is different.
February 24, 2014 -
With workers at the Kellogg plant in Memphis locked out since October over a labor contract dispute, family budgets are dwindling -- but the local community has rallied to support them.
February 12, 2014 -
Workers at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. are voting on a union this week. But contrary to some media reports, a "yes" vote wouldn't be the first unionization win for Southern auto workers.
February 7, 2014 -
As workers at Nissan's plant in Canton, Miss. fight for the right to an intimidation-free union election, workers at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. prepare to vote in a secret-ballot election beginning Feb. 12.