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‘But It Ain’t Came Yet’: Mississippi Workers’ Center Demands Workplace Safety, Reform

When Gerald Sander began working at Monroe Tufline Manufacturing in Columbus, Miss., in 2017, he received a starting salary of $8 an hour. At first, Sander felt this was fair. Six months later, Sander was still making $8 an hour, despite the fact that he had long outstripped the 10 weeks that a temporary worker is expected to stay on a job. Motivated by his need to provide for his young child, Sander says he approached the management of the plant to ask a difficult question: “I ain’t tryin’ to offend nobody, but is it the color of my skin?” 

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‘Rooting for the USA’: Mississippi Leaders React to Biden Inauguration

As President Joe Biden took the oath of office today, most members of Mississippi’s congressional delegation attended President Joe Biden’s inauguration—including three Republican members who voted on Jan. 6 against certifying the new president’s victory in two swing states as part of former President Donald Trump’s last ditch attempt to hold onto power.

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