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Eric Dorman

Eric Dorman

Eric Dorman is a Nashville-based writer who covers labor and workforce issues.

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A man pushes his daughter in a stroller through a tornado-ravaged neighborhood in West Tennessee. (Photo: John Partipilo)

Volunteer organization collective key to preparing for disaster

By: - October 17, 2022

Around 1 a.m. on March 28, 2021, after days of heavy rain, our neighbor called to ask us if we’d looked outside. “Your cars are halfway underwater,” she said. Hers was too. I watched as the waters swallowed my vehicle. It floated in the driveway for a few seconds, drifted slightly down the way, and […]

A man walks through a distillery. (Photo: Getty Images)

Union drive at Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery fails

By: - February 10, 2022

On Wednesday, with a final tally of 21 ‘no’ votes to nine ‘yes’ votes, workers at Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery in Nashville were unsuccessful in their attempt to unionize with the United Food and Commercial Workers International.  In mid-December, The United Distillery Workers of Tennessee (UDWT) announced their intent to organize, and demanded that Constellation […]

A man walks through a distillery. (Photo: Getty Images)

Fired up, ready to go: Workers at Nashville distillery seek union representation

By: - December 13, 2021

On Friday, workers at the Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery in Nashville announced their effort to organize with the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW Local 1995).  Constellation Brands, a Fortune 500 company, is the parent corporation of Nelson’s Green Brier, as well as international brands such as Corona, Modelo, and Svedka Vodka, having taken […]