Daily Archives: February 4, 2014

Chemical Spills Raise Safety Questions for Drinking Water


An Accident Away – By Cindy Lowry – If the recent chemical spill in West Virginia made you wonder about the safety of your drinking water supply, I don’t blame you. Over half of Alabamians get their drinking water from rivers, streams, and reservoirs. Alabama has not historically placed a priority on protecting drinking water,…

Volkswagen Workers in Tennessee to Vote on Joining a Labor Union


Workers at the Volkswagen automobile manufacturing plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee — the only major Volkswagen production facility in the world where workers are not represented by a union — will hold a vote on February 12–14 to decide whether to unionize as part of the United Auto Workers. If successful, they plan to organize under…