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A New Union Rises in the South

Kelly Candaele Capital and Main
The Union of Southern Service Workers is organizing food service, retail and health care workers through direct action against low wages and historical racism.

From Unemployment to Food Insecurity, Black Women in the Rural South are Suffering

Kenrya Rankin Naasel Colorlines
As gaps in income and wealth continue to widen in the United States and structural and institutional barriers to economic security persist, this report reminds us that there is still much work to do to ensure that all women, children, and families have a fair shot at success and opportunity in our society.

How the American South Drives the Low-Wage Economy

Harold Meyerson The American Prospect
Just as in the 1850s (with the Dred Scott decision and the Fugitive Slave Act), the Southern labor system (with low pay and no unions) is wending its way north.

Changing South Is at Intersection of Demographics and Politics

Nate Cohn/New York Times Teresa Puente/Chicago Reporter New York Times / Chicago Reporter
The South is the fastest-growing region of the country but the data shows that the scope and sources of population growth vary considerably across the South with significant consequences for future elections.
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