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From House to Haley, and Haley to House

From House to Haley, and Haley to House

Thumbs up to the House on road funding; union vote, no drilling. Down on Haley and showering reaction.

by · 03/27/2015 · Features, Scorecard
On the monument:  Erected to the memory of its founder T.W. Talbot by the I.A. of M., 1897.

Surprise: Union founder was from South Carolina

Are you aware that when Gov. Nikki Haley speaks ill of the IAM [International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers], she is attacking an institution founded by a South Carolinian in South Carolina?

by · 02/06/2015 · Feedback
Letters: Anti-union rant, likes new site

Letters: Anti-union rant, likes new site

“What workers in South Carolina need is not Nikki Haley’s undying allegiance to the plantation owners of our state. What they need is an modern day Emancipation Proclamation that includes a livable wage, a decent education for their children and unobstructed access to the benefits of the Affordable Care Act.”

by · 01/30/2015 · Commentary, Feedback
A child works at a Macon, Ga., mill in 1909.  Source:  Wikimedia Commons.

McKee: 50,000 people are tired of Nikki Haley’s rhetoric

“If she refuses to represent union members, why do union members have to pay taxes and her salary? That is taxation without representation, and it’s in the same state that also makes unions represent workers who don’t pay union dues for their forced representation — and they call that “right to work.” Just doesn’t seem fair. “

Coretta Scott King (center) with strikers, Charleston, South Carolina, 1969, courtesy of the Avery Research Center. Left to right: Julia Davis, Mary Moultrie, Coretta Scott King, Rosetta Simmons, Juanita Abernathy, and Doris Turner. Photo from 1969 via the Avery Research Center at the Lowcountry Digital History Initiative.

History: Charleston hospital workers’ strike

In Charleston in 1969, issues of race, class, and gender coalesced in a strike of more than 400 African American hospital workers, mostly female, against the all-white administrations of the Medical College Hospital and Charleston County Hospital.