March 23, 2015 -
In its bid to become the world's largest auto manufacturer, VW is trying to out-Toyota Toyota. Its Chattanooga plant provides a window into the state of the art of brutal productivity-maximizing "lean management" schemes.
November 6, 2013 -
A look at what's happening in labor around the South, from a conference on the tragic consequences of U.S. drug policy, to corporate welfare in Mississippi, to a union's struggle with a cereal giant in Tennessee.
November 1, 2012 -
Inspired by the likes of Martin Luther King Jr. and A. Philip Randolph, the Mississippi Student Justice Alliance was formed to help workers at the giant Nissan plant in Canton, Miss. unionize and to educate young people about labor issues.
August 13, 2012 -
When the CIO launched a campaign to organize Southern workers in 1946, the region's elite fought back by exploiting fears about race and communism -- and fear remains the biggest obstacle to organizing today, as the UAW's campaign to unionize Nissan's Canton, Miss. plant shows.
March 15, 2005 -
Hoping to win an upcoming vote at a Toyota plant in Georgetown, Ky., the UAW softens its image in an effort to gain a toehold in a region normally hostile to organized labor.