This ran as the cover story for the July 18-24 edition of the Jackson Free Press in Jackson, Miss. Related stories also included sidebars on Danny Glover's visit and Mississippi's financial investment in the Nissan plant. The Sidney Hillman Foundation in New York designated this as one of the nation's top stories of the week.
CANTON, Miss. – Michael Carter hardly evokes the Hollywood image of a podium-pounding, fire-breathing labor agitator. With his dark blue “New York” cap, light blue knit shirt, slight build and soft-spoken voice, he looks like what he is: a 38-year-old working man, husband and father of two.