January 27, 2017 -
Since 2005, Nissan workers in Canton, Mississippi — a city with deep roots in the civil rights movement — have been fighting for the right to unionize. This week they are taking their cause across the South with days of action in at least five cities.
February 5, 2015 -
While unions in the South have followed the national trend of declining membership, they have also made recent gains in the region. Meanwhile, demographic changes are underway that offer more hope for labor organizing.
February 21, 2014 -
This week nearly 150 activists and scholars gathered at Duke University to discuss what approaches and strategies will be needed if unions are to succeed in the South.
February 17, 2014 -
How important was the United Auto Workers' loss at the VW plant in Tennessee, and what does it mean for the future of labor in the South?
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.
October 21, 2013 -
The assault on labor in the region is becoming increasingly war-like, but it's not getting much attention from the mainstream media.
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.