Categories & Tags: tennessee

INSTITUTE INDEX: The South's reliance on temp workers heightens economic insecurity   |   May 27, 2016
Percent of total U.S. employment accounted for by temp workers in 2015: 2 Last time that percentage was so high: early 1990s From 2010 to 2015, number of times faster the...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: The high public cost of low-wage manufacturing jobs   |   May 19, 2016
Though U.S. manufacturing jobs once paid significantly more than the national average, percent less than the median wage the average manufacturing production worker made by 2013:...

 

The legislative backlash against LGBT equality across the South   |   May 13, 2016
In announcing this week that the U.S. Department of Justice would sue North Carolina over its controversial new law requiring transgender people to use public bathrooms that...

 

After years of rollbacks, democracy movement making gains in the states   |   April 22, 2016
More than 1,400 people were arrested during protests in Washington, D.C., over the past week as part of Democracy Awakening and Democracy Spring, a grassroots movement calling for...

 

N.C.'s coal ash-poisoned wells: a harbinger for problems ahead in other states?   |   April 1, 2016
Hundreds of well owners who live near Duke Energy's coal ash dumps across North Carolina have been left confused and worried by the McCrory administration's waffling over...

 

Moral Monday leader launches 15-state tour calling for more love in politics   |   March 31, 2016
In an election year that has seen violence at presidential rallies and targeting of vulnerable minority groups by state officials running for re-election, faith and civil rights...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Pre-empting local democracy in North Carolina and beyond   |   March 24, 2016
Date on which the city council in Charlotte, North Carolina, passed an ordinance expanding the city's non-discrimination policy to offer new protections for lesbian, gay,...

 

2016 Elections: GOP turnout soars, Democratic turnout plummets in Southern primaries   |   March 4, 2016
As expected, the South has provided a major boost to Democrat Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential bid. Clinton has swept all seven of the Southern states that have held...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Expanding access to good jobs after jail   |   February 26, 2016
Number of U.S. adults who have a serious misdemeanor or felony arrest or conviction record: 70 million Number of people released from state and federal prisons each year: 630,000...

 

ISS REPORT: Young Latino voters rising in the South   |   February 19, 2016
As Southern states prepare for a string of 2016 presidential primaries, a new Institute for Southern Studies report finds that young Latino voters are a growing demographic in the...

 

The Future of Young Latino Voters in the South   |   February 12, 2016
In a new report called "The Future of Young Latino Voters in the South," the Institute for Southern Studies finds that Southern states are on track to see signficant...

 

Losing its land to the Gulf, Louisiana tribe will resettle with disaster resilience competition award money   |   February 9, 2016
With its South Louisiana homeland sinking into the Gulf of Mexico, the Isle de Jean Charles Band of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw Indians has announced plans to resettle the...

 

Southern state legislatures: More male, more religious, more racially diverse   |   January 14, 2016
The National Conference of State Legislatures in partnership with the Pew Charitable Trusts released a report last month that analyzed the diversity of state legislatures across...

 

7 big wins for Southern progress in 2015   |   December 18, 2015
As 2015 comes to a close, we look back and celebrate progress made toward building a better South. The past year was a momentous one on many fronts, with a historic victory on gay...

 

Tennessee self-abortion arrest highlights dangers of war on women   |   December 14, 2015
By Deirdre Fulton, Common Dreams A Tennessee woman is facing an indictment for first-degree attempted murder after she tried to self-abort, offering a stark illustration of how...

 

Four reasons for labor to cheer in the South   |   December 10, 2015
By Joe Atkins, Labor South   Labor activists and other progressive folks in the South have four new reasons to cheer: a United Auto Workers victory in Chattanooga, the...

 

Volkwagen workers celebrate election win, but question union's partnership strategy   |   December 9, 2015
By Chris Brooks, Labor Notes Skilled-trades workers at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, have won union recognition by a vote of 108 to 44. The 162 workers in this...

 

VOICES: Media fails to reveal anti-union agenda of labor 'experts' in Tennessee   |   December 3, 2015
By Chris Brooks The United Auto Workers (UAW) are going in for round two at the Chattanooga Volkswagen (VW) plant. The National Labor Relations Board will be conducting a union...

 

7 ways Southerners are fighting hate and fear after Paris terror attacks   |   November 20, 2015
Since the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris, many state and federal officials have called on the U.S. to close the doors to refugees fleeing war-torn Syria. Governors of over 30...

 

Where are the South's women candidates?   |   November 5, 2015
On Tuesday, voters across the South went to the polls to vote for their candidates of choice among a pool of people representing various issues, platforms and ideologies. But when...

 

What Tennessee paid to lure lawbreaking Volkswagen to Chattanooga   |   September 23, 2015
The scandal over Volkwagen's illegal scheme to sell diesel vehicles equipped with software designed to cheat U.S. air pollution limits is widening. The estimated number of...

 

Feds cancel nuclear health study, leaving questions for Tennessee plant's ailing neighbors   |   September 9, 2015
This week the Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced it was canceling a National Academy of Sciences pilot study of cancer risks near U.S. nuclear facilities, citing budget...

 

Asia catching up to Latin America as top source of new Southern immigrants   |   July 24, 2015
In 2013, the U.S. experienced a big shift in immigration: For the first time in decades, China and India beat out Mexico as the top senders of immigrants to the U.S. That...

 

As black churches burn, federal officials seek to calm worried congregations   |   July 3, 2015
Since an avowed white supremacist massacred nine members of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina during Bible study two weeks ago, fires...

 

Three years of DACA: Changing lives of young people in the South   |   June 19, 2015
As the country marks the third anniversary of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), President Obama's administrative relief program for undocumented immigrants,...