Troublemakers Blog

April 15, 2014 /
When Labor Notes began in 1979, the founders didn't know what a rocky road lay ahead. What have we all learned over 35 years? »
April 14, 2014 /
Cesar Chavez in the new biopic is a flat, one-dimensional character who does everything unassisted. The organizers on whose shoulders he stood are ignored or reduced to bit players. But a documentary and a new biography do a better job of assessing this complex character. »
April 09, 2014 /
Need an inspiration fix? Here are a few video highlights for those who couldn't make it to the record-breaking 2014 Labor Notes Conference—or those already ready to relive it. »
April 02, 2014 /
Local officers tried to push through a big dues increase without convincing justification, but members put the brakes on. More than 400 wrote letters to the local, district, and national union with concerns about how the vote was taken. »
March 28, 2014 / Julia Kann
Organized labor could learn a thing or two from the recent activism of young immigrants. »
March 27, 2014 /
Until now, disunity had dogged the postal unions. Management used the separate bargaining to push concessions onto them one by one, and the unions worked at cross purposes in their lobbying too. »
March 26, 2014 /
A threat to strike over grievances won victories for student workers at the University of California Santa Cruz on workload and two-tier. »
March 24, 2014 /
Browse the full schedule and get ready to learn, share, and recharge in Chicago April 4-6. »
March 20, 2014 /
Missing from the film is the spark of slave revolt that Solomon Northup portrayed so vividly in his book. He predicted "a terrible day of vengeance, when the master in his turn will cry in vain for mercy.” »