March 9, 2017 -
An immigration raid at a Mexican restaurant in West Virginia this week led to the arrest of three men who now face deportation. While some locals cheered the action as a solution to the state's economic crisis, facts show that's a delusion.
March 10, 2016 -
Job losses due to trade deals were key to Bernie Sanders' surprise primary victory over Hillary Clinton in Michigan. Will the same message resonate in North Carolina — the state that's lost more of its jobs to "free trade" pacts than any other?
January 12, 2016 -
As a young, popular governor and the child of immigrants, it's easy to see why the GOP tapped Gov. Haley to rebut President Obama's final State of the Union address. But back home she's under mounting criticism for an economic development approach that gives millions in incentives to companies for low-paying jobs that trap families in poverty.
September 18, 2015 -
The Great Recession took a disproportionate toll on African-American workers, especially in the South. Efforts are underway to address the labor movement’s history of racism and to organize workers of color across the region and beyond.
December 4, 2014 -
As President Obama renews his push for two global economic accords, it's a good time to look back at the push to approve the North American Free Trade Agreement -- a deal that has been especially devastating for Southern states.
October 30, 2014 -
Statewide races in Georgia for U.S. Senate and governor seem to be getting closer and closer in each new poll. The outcomes may be decided by how many new voters and people of color turn out to vote -- an issue that may be directly affected by a court ruling on disputed voter registration forms.
October 21, 2014 -
A lack of upward mobility for young people is a bigger problem in the South than in any other U.S. region, according to a new report from MDC, a North Carolina-based research nonprofit that focuses on reducing poverty and addressing structural inequity.
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.