May 11, 2017 -
The construction industry is thriving in big cities across the South, but a new report finds workers contending with unsafe conditions, low pay and a lack of basic employment benefits.
June 2, 2016 -
The hospitality industry is thriving in the tourist mecca of Nashville, Tennessee, but the people who do the hard work of keeping the city's hotels clean are not sharing in the prosperity and often face appalling work conditions, a new report finds.
September 1, 2015 -
Fossil-fuel apologists have accused the Obama administration of waging a war on coal, but the real war is the one coal companies have for years carried out against the health and safety of their workforce.
March 23, 2015 -
In its bid to become the world's largest auto manufacturer, VW is trying to out-Toyota Toyota. Its Chattanooga plant provides a window into the state of the art of brutal productivity-maximizing "lean management" schemes.
March 13, 2015 -
The manager of a grocery store in Virginia was unfairly targeting African-American workers for discipline. When a union member stood up and fought the mistreatment, she not only fixed the managerial problem but strengthened the union.
March 9, 2015 -
Workers at an auto parts plant in Selma, Alabama are protesting low wages and chemical exposures that they say are causing health problems ranging from asthma to cancer.
February 9, 2015 -
Even the unofficial presence of a union and its supporters can help workers long before an election is held and force a company to act right.