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 24, 2014 -
The U.S. Department of Energy has been less than forthcoming with details about a loan guarantee to help Georgia Power and its partners build two new nuclear reactors in Georgia. As it turns out, the company is getting quite a deal: absolutely free credit. Will taxpayers get burned again?
April 7, 2014 -
A Tennessee TV station obtained a leaked document that showed Gov. Bill Haslam offered $300 million to Volkswagen to expand its Chattanooga plant -- as long it kept out the UAW. Haslam had previously denied any role in the plot to block the union.
April 3, 2014 -
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers had been talking to Walmart, but it's the first company to sign up before any public protests. Organizers say the now up-and-running Fair Food Program made the difference.
February 28, 2014 -
Already under scrutiny for its coal ash pollution, Duke Energy has been named in a new report about U.S. companies that don't pay corporate income taxes. Meanwhile, its dirty business model takes a heavy toll on the public purse as well as public health.