Posts Tagged ‘alabama’

Nov
2016
11

1 Step Forward, 2 Steps Back: VA’s Minor “Right-to-Work” Victory Countered by Losses in SD, AL

1 Step Forward, 2 Steps Back: VA's Minor
  Right-to-work proponents scored victories in Alabama and South Dakota on Tuesday, surprising exactly no one. South Dakota rejected a ballot measure aimed at overturning the state’s “right-to-work” law, while Alabama approved a measure that enshrines the anti-union legislation in the state constitution. Elsewhere, Virginia...
Oct
2015
2

Alabama Just Closed Driver’s License Offices in Every County with a 75% Black Population

Alabama Just Closed Driver's License Offices in Every County with a 75% Black Population
  Obscured by evidence that Voter ID would disproportionately affect the black community.  During the legal challenge to the law the ACLU explained that 62 percent of black Alabama residents relied on public transportation, compared to 34 percent of white residents.  To boot, ALEA raised the fee for driver’s license renewal from...
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Sep
2015
25

UAW Victory at AL Plant Shows “Trade Unionism is Not Necessarily Anathema to Southern Work Culture”

UAW Victory at AL Plant Shows
  Citing high healthcare costs, pay issues, and the increased use of temporary workers, employees at an Alabama auto parts plant owned by the Commercial Vehicle group voted 89-45 to join the United Auto Workers (UAW).   Most workers in the plant, which primarily makes seats for large commercial trucks, earn between $9.70 and $15.80 [&hellip...
Mar
2014
12

Metal Trades See Opportunity to Unionize Workers…in Alabama?

Metal Trades See Opportunity to Unionize Workers...in Alabama?
  Undeterred by past defeats, the AFL-CIO Metal Trades Department (MTD) is seeking to unionize shipbuilders in Mobile, Alabama.  With a fresh crop of workers at the shipyard as a result of Australia-based Austal recruiting workers from around the country to help meet demand, the unions feel they will get a fair shot at explaining [&hellip...
Jan
2014
30

Trains, Pains and Autumn’s Mo’ Spills: Transporting Crude by Rail Isn’t Working

Trains, Pains and Autumn's Mo' Spills: Transporting Crude by Rail Isn't Working
  Detractors of the Keystone XL pipeline cite safety concerns as a main argument against its construction. The earth and the communities which pipeline construction would affect, they say, should not be subject to the potential dangers of a new transport mecahnism, no matter how effective it may be. So in the absence of a [&hellip...