Troublemakers Blog

December 09, 2016 /
President-elect Donald Trump achieved something extraordinary when he cut that recent deal with Carrier/United Technologies. Not the jobs. I’m talking about the torrent of outrage he triggered regarding public subsidies for big business. »
November 23, 2016 / Dan DiMaggio
Seven hundred workers who make adhesives and sealants for Momentive Performance Materials will spend Thanksgiving on the picket lines. »
November 22, 2016 / Dan DiMaggio
Fired up after a Labor Notes stewards training, workers at the Camden County Board of Social Services organized an impromptu red-shirt day. »
November 18, 2016 / Chris Brooks
Jim Beam distillery workers won some relief from grueling hours and defeated a two-tier wage scale by going on the first strike in company history. »
November 17, 2016 / Jane Slaughter
“Fired Up or Burned Out?” asks a new slate running for office in the Detroit Teachers union (DFT). “Which one are you?” »
November 11, 2016 /
Many workplace activists were rightly terrified at the results of Tuesday’s election—Republican control of the Senate and House, combined with a president-elect who supports “right to work,” wants to deport millions of our Latino and Muslim brothers and sisters, and has made a career of ripping off communities, small businesses, and his own employees. »
October 31, 2016 / Samantha Winslow
Pulling the lever to tax the 1% is about as satisfying as voting gets. In three states this November, voters can thank teachers and other unions for giving them the opportunity. »
October 27, 2016 / Dan DiMaggio
A lot of us probably try to stay off the government’s radar. But this time, we appreciate the attention. In what may be a first, the top prosecutor for National Labor Relations Board cases recently cited a Labor Notes article. »
October 25, 2016 / Leah Fried
Extracting wins from the boss has never been easy—and union membership hovering at a low 11 percent isn’t making it any easier. But a good way to boost our numbers and power is to partner with people who are organized in other ways, building a broader movement as we build our unions. »