April 19, 2013 -
While terrorism and gun violence dominated this week's headlines, the tragedy at a Texas fertilizer plant points to another danger that for most of the population is actually a more significant threat: industrial accidents.
March 5, 2013 -
Declining coal production is hurting Appalachia's economy, which was already in rough shape. Scholars are looking at Wales, which lost its coal economy in the 1980s, for examples for how Appalachia might address its economic future.
February 15, 2013 -
With the fight over the Keystone XL pipeline intensifying, the old argument that unions must choose between jobs and the environment is losing its grip as climate change becomes more evident and more urgent.
January 17, 2013 -
Already the least-unionized state in the nation, North Carolina will become even more hostile to labor if its current political leaders have their way. But despite the anti-union onslaught, public workers scored a key win this week in the state's biggest city.
December 20, 2012 -
Members of the International Longshoremen’s Association honored a picket line at the Port of Charleston that was protesting the arrival of a ship bearing Walmart clothing made at a Bangladesh factory where over 100 workers died in a November fire. Dozens of truck drivers and other workers also turned around after learning of the work stoppage.