Move Mississippi Forward (MMF) has bid farewell to Founding Co-Chair, and veteran economic developer, John Wallace of Canton. In October 2013, Wallace joined Rev. Dr. Dolphus Weary as Co-Chairs of MMF. Both have served as the organization’s Co-Chairs since the organization’s inception. “General Wallace is truly a pioneer and visionary in the area of economic development. Move Mississippi is fortunate to have his wealth of knowledge, wisdom and insight in its formative years.”
Wallace, a retired U.S. Air Force Major General, attended his last official MMF meeting as Co-Chairon June 25 at Jackson’s Manship Restaurant where he received a framed photo of MMF’s initial November 2013 press conference which also contained a narrative of Wallace’s service to MMF and his many contributions to economic development in Central Mississippi.
From: Clarion Ledger
The rhetoric from the United Auto Workers and their hired or rented guns that seeks to equate union organizing efforts at Nissan’s Canton plant with the civil rights struggle in Mississippi in the 1950s and 1960s truly strains credulity.
The line being peddled is that both Mississippians and the wider world should equate civil rights with the UAW’s desire for a union vote at the Nissan plant in Canton. The struggle for “civil rights” sounds far more noble and desirable than what is actually happening in Canton and across the landscape of foreign-owned automobile manufacturing plants in the South — which is nothing more or less than a desperate struggle for survival by a union that has endured a 75 percent membership decline since 1979.