Troublemakers Blog

September 16, 2014 /
“There’s an epidemic of disabled autoworkers at GM factories,” said organizer Paige Shell-Spurling at a recent protest. That's why four injured Colombian ex-GM workers are on hunger strike with lips sewn shut, and one is buried up to his neck. »
September 09, 2014 /
Each passing day we understand better: what happened May 13 was no accident. It was the result of privatization, corporate negligence, and an indifferent government. »
September 08, 2014 / Alexandra Bradbury
Politicians boasted they’d persuaded VW to “invest” $600 million in Tennessee—but almost $300 million of that will come from the state’s taxpayers. But what if the state spent that directly, on restoring jobs it recently cut? »
September 04, 2014 /
Teachers facing similar conditions are inspiring each other across borders, with exchanges between teachers in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. »
September 02, 2014 /
Labor Notes' Samantha Winslow discussed the implications of Harris v. Quinn in two recent in a radio interviews. Meanwhile, home care unions are signing up members and winning elections. »
August 29, 2014 /
For the last week or so, I’ve been speaking with workers from Market Basket stores. What I heard from these hourly workers was very different than what you hear in the press from striking managers. »
August 26, 2014 /
A dozen part-time UPS workers took protest action after discovering ties between Missouri law enforcement and a company whose shipments they handle each day. »
August 25, 2014 /
Fired janitors have been occupying the entrance of Greece's Ministry of Economic Development, among other creative tactics. Their fighting spirit is infectious. »
August 22, 2014 /
Striking Market Basket employees are waging a colorful and creative, community-based struggle to keep their CEO, Arthur T. Demoulas. »
August 20, 2014 /
The conflict in Ferguson, Missouri, is about policing—but it is also about much more. To understand what's happened there, you also have to understand the outsourcing of industry, the housing bubble, and education reform. »