Troublemakers Blog

May 05, 2017 /
Editors’ note: The nation’s first successful fight for a $15 minimum wage ordinance was won in the small city of SeaTac, Washington, in 2013. A new book by one of the campaign’s leaders, Jonathan Rosenblum, tells how they did it. »
April 26, 2017 / Alexandra Bradbury
“In the Age of Trump, Can Labor Unite?” asks Labor Notes Editor Alexandra Bradbury in her May 2017 cover story for In These Times magazine. Here’s how it begins: »
April 20, 2017 /
April 06, 2017 /
Durante cinco semanas, los maestros de Argentina han estado en huelga casi continuamente, usando los días que en que concurren a las escuelas para explicar a los estudiantes y a los padres las razones de su conflicto con el gobierno nacional.Hoy se unen al resto de los trabajadores del país en la primera huelga general del presidente Mauricio Macri. »
April 06, 2017 /
For five weeks teachers in Argentina have been on strike almost continuously, using the days they do go to school to explain to students and parents the reasons for their conflict with the national government. Today, they’re joined by the rest of the country’s workers, in the first general strike under President Mauricio Macri. »
April 05, 2017 / Dan DiMaggio
When they heard President Donald Trump would address the Building Trades national legislative conference, activists from Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 569 knew they had to do something. »
March 31, 2017 /
March 28, 2017 / Sonia Singh, / Alexandra Bradbury
The remarkable “Day without Immigrants,” when tens of thousands walked out February 16, sprang from the grass roots with little coordination by unions or worker centers. But to their credit, many groups are now looking to build on that momentum with strikes and protests May »
March 28, 2017 /
On a snowy winter day, 25 people gathered in a library meeting room in Greenfield, Massachusetts, to hear how a movement of progressive activists had won elections and taken power in Richmond, California. »
March 09, 2017 /
Year after year, the official statistics tell us the strike is all but disappearing from the United States. But is this the whole story? The Bureau of Labor Statistics only reports strikes of 1,000 or more workers. There were just 15 of those last year. »