May 16, 2014 -
This week North Carolina-based Chiquita Brands announced it was leaving its unionized operations in Gulfport, Mississippi for New Orleans, lured by millions of dollars in taxpayer-funded incentives.
May 15, 2014 -
I'm 40 years old and work at a McDonald's in Alabama, making the bare minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. It's nearly impossible to support my family on that wage, which is why I'm joining the May 15 fast-food workers strike.
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 1, 2014 -
The National Labor Relations Board has filed a formal complaint that accuses the cereal giant of breaking the law by locking out 226 unionized workers at its Memphis plant since last October.
March 12, 2014 -
The Obama administration continues its push to privatize the Tennessee Valley Authority, which provides electricity for 9 million people in seven Southeastern states without taxpayer subsidy and at prices below the national average.
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 28, 2014 -
Historically speaking, African Americans have often connected questions of self-determination and equality at home with the fates of oppressed people in Latin America, Africa, and the Global South generally.
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.