Troublemakers Blog

March 27, 2015 /
Low-wage airport workers who heft bags and refuel planes have regained an important tool: the right to go on strike. »
March 25, 2015 / Dan DiMaggio
Right-wing legislators and pressure groups like the American Legislative Exchange Council continue their push to expand “right to work” across the country, though it appears Wisconsin will be the only state to enact it in 2015. »
March 17, 2015 /
Without aggressive action, the right-to-work tsunami will sweep more states. "Just Cause for All" campaigns should be part of the strategy. »
March 16, 2015 /
Home security company ADT has locked out employees in North Carolina who are seeking their first union contract. The company's "final offer" would have slashed pay by up to 30 percent. »
March 13, 2015 /
The president of Long Beach City College gets paid more than Joe Biden—while the adjuncts who do most of the teaching try to scrape by on $10,000 a year. »
March 11, 2015 / Alexandra Bradbury
Four thousand turned out in West Virginia March 7—a day after "right to work" passed in Wisconsin. The threat is dead for this legislative session, but clearly not dead for good. »
March 10, 2015 /
Pilots report a pattern of “threats, intimidation, and outright bullying” against those who raise safety considerations that conflict with on-time performance or the flight schedule. »
March 03, 2015 /
Five thousand Brazilian auto workers ended a six-day strike February 26, when General Motors agreed to 650 temporary layoffs (with pay) instead of 800 permanent ones. »
February 26, 2015 /
Management had to go to arbitration for trying to put me in that closet. The arbitrator thought it was disgraceful. But they still won’t let me in the women’s locker room. »
February 25, 2015 / Samantha Winslow
On election night the Chicago Teachers Union and its new independent political organization didn’t knock out Mayor Rahm Emanuel—but they did take him down a notch, forcing him into a runoff with the union’s preferred candidate, Jesus “Chuy” Garcia. »