Economy

Auto Workers try a new angle at Volkswagen

October 29, 2013 - The United Auto Workers union is trying a new approach to organizing the VW plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. that's inspired by European labor. But it's facing well-financed resistance from the Tea Party, Chamber of Commerce, and political establishment.

The outsourcing customer is always wrong

October 25, 2013 - Representatives of companies that got the lion's share of lucrative contracts to build the problem-ridden federal health exchange website -- including Virginia-based CGI Federal and Atlanta-based Equifax -- testified before a House committee this week and acted as if they were innocent bystanders at someone else's train wreck.

INSTITUTE INDEX: NC tries to patch frayed social safety net with turnip greens

October 25, 2013 - Saying they hope to ease the pain from the federal government shutdown, Gov. Pat McCrory this week announced he was sending turnip greens from the state prison farm to food banks, while state budget director Art Pope's foundation said it would contribute $185,000 to various charities. But can such alms-giving make up for policies that weaken public assistance programs?