Tag Archive for: labor movement

NEMiss.News Dr. Shane Scott at IMPC, COVID-19

Dr. Shane Scott: “COVID is not going away.” What you should know.

  NEW ALBANY, MS - “COVID is not going to go away,” a prominent northeast Mississippi physician told NEMISS.NEWS last week. “I suspect it is going to be one of the illnesses, such as the flu, ordinary head colds and strep, which…
Northeast MS Homeless at Tupelo library

Tupelo man says home overrun by homeless, asks its removal from demolition list

Tupelo, MS - The first Tupelo City Council meeting of the year, January 7, 2020, was not without drama. Mr. Frank Agnew, an area homeowner, went before the council in an attempt to save his property. The home is currently in a state of disrepair,…
New Albany MS. Christmas at the Museum 2018

2019 Christmas at the Museum, December 14

Mingle and Jingle with Santa, enjoys crafts and holiday refreshments on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 10 until 12 noon at the Union County Heritage Museum for the annual Christmas event. Part of the holiday season that has become a tradition is…
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Some work complete on industrial park enhancements

Work is partly complete on projects to attract more industry to Union County. A concrete pad for a shell building and a nearby industrial access road have been done. Steel was expected to be going up soon for a 100,000-square-foot shell building…
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Body of missing man Scott McQuary found Tuesday morning

Members of the Union County Sheriff’s Department found the body of 49-year-old Scott McQuary Tuesday morning in a sand pit off County Road 14. The case was under investigation Tuesday but Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said no foul play was suspected…
New Albany MS Doggie dining in MS

Doggie Dining: Coming to a restaurant near you?

JACKSON, Miss. – Beginning Friday, November 1, 2019, a new Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) policy will allow "doggie dining." Restaurant patrons will be able to dine with their pet dogs under certain conditions. Patterned…
New Albany, MS Gobble gobble, Patterson home open at Thanksgiving

Gobble, Gobble — Wobble, Wobble— Happy Thanksgiving!

“Praise God from whom all blessings flow...” --The Doxology    There is something very special in the air. It’s an air of gratitude, an air filled with the fragrance of hope and Thanksgiving. This year’s bounty has been harvested.…

Career & Technology Day, May 13, to include job fair

The New Albany School of Career & Technical Education is planning Career & Technology Day for May 13. This year plans are being made to add a job fair component to the event for New Albany High School juniors and seniors, as well…

New Albany in running for music series grant-here’s how to vote

NEW ALBANY, MS - Sponsored by Levitt Pavilions, the national nonprofit behind the largest free concert series in America, the City of New Albany hopes to qualify as one of the 15 winning organizations competing in the Levitt AMP Grant Awards. What…

NAMS Howlin’ on the RIver Color Run set for October 31

Walk, jog, and run your way toward a healthier life while raising funds for New Albany Middle School! The color run is open to EVERYONE in the community and we encourage you to join us. The My School Color Run will feature…

Autoworkers union faces second big test in the South this week – National & International News – MON 13Apr2024

UAW faces second big test in the South this week. Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen takes stand in hush-money trial. Israel targets marked UN vehicle in Rafah, kills foreign UN worker.

Chattanooga VW plant to join UAW after landslide victory – National & International News – MON 22Apr2024

Chattanooga VW plant to join UAW after landslide victory.  House passes $95 billion aid package for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan.  Gaza doctors save baby from womb of mother killed in Israeli air strike. 

Brookhaven, MS: FedEx driver shot at by two men sues for $5 million – National & International News – WED 29Nov2023

Brookhaven, MS: FedEx driver shot at by two men sues for $5 million.  UAW push to unionize Toyota, Tesla, other automakers. US foiled plot by India to assassinate American Sikh activist, DOJ says.

Toyota, Honda and Hyundai raise wages after UAW gains with Ford, GM and Stellantis – National & International News – TUE 14Nov2023

Toyota, Honda and Hyundai raise wages after union wins with Ford, GM and Stellantis strikes. Former Speaker McCarthy "elbows" TN lawmaker in back ahead of budget vote.

Stellantis, GM follow Ford with UAW agreements – National & International News – MON 30Oct2023

Stellantis, GM follow Ford with UAW agreements; opinions divided on ratification. House GOP wants to tie Israel aid to IRS cuts.

House launches Biden impeachment inquiry; witnesses say no case yet for impeachment vote – National & International News – THU 28Sep2023

House launches Biden impeachment inquiry; witnesses say no case yet for impeachment vote. California fast food workers win big with $20/hr minimum wage and new industry council. More than half of Nagorno-Karabakh's ethnic Armenians have fled.

Mississippi: Boy, 16, dies in work accident at Hattiesburg poultry plant – National & International News – WED 19Jul2023

Guatemalan boy, 16, dies in work accident at Hattiesburg, MS, poultry plant. Concerns for US soldier who crossed into North Korea.

The 1381 Peasants’ Revolt: History’s first (and bloodiest) labor movement

In 1381, an army of angry and mostly illiterate peasants nearly toppled England's oppressive economic and social order. The peasants' achievements and ruthlessness are as shocking today as they were to the aristocrats who underestimated them.

The world honors the US labor movement on May 1. Why don’t we?

Why May Day is International Labor Day: The American history lesson I had to leave the US to learn.