Troublemakers Blog

May 27, 2015 /
Thousands of teachers in the Brazilian state of São Paulo voted on May 15 to continue their now two-month strike. »
May 04, 2015 / Dan DiMaggio
Applying for an entry-level job? One study found that a criminal record cuts in half the chance you’ll even get an interview. But there’s a national movement to end this discrimination: “Ban the Box.” »
April 30, 2015 /
At Chicago’s latest Fight for 15 rally, one group of strikers stood out: Brink’s armored truck drivers and messengers, complete with gun belts and bulletproof vests. »
April 27, 2015 /
Who's earning less than $15? A new report from the National Employment Law Project highlights trends in six diverse industries, from fast food to auto manufacturing. »
April 24, 2015 / Julia Kann
Ready to walk out? Find nuts-and-bolts advice in Labor Notes books. »
April 16, 2015 /
Even if lately she seems to love Minecraft more than anything in the world, getting my eight-year-old daughter to read isn’t an issue. What’s difficult is finding books for her that reflect our family’s values. »
April 13, 2015 / Samantha Winslow
By underfunding audits, politicians are helping their rich friends get away with tax evasion. The resulting shortfall provides an excuse to weaken government programs they never liked anyway. »
April 10, 2015 /
Teaching and research assistants at New York University again became the only graduate workers at a U.S. private university with a union contract. »
April 09, 2015 /
Chicago teachers now have one of their own on the city council. Susan Sadlowski Garza, school counselor and Chicago Teachers Union executive board member, declared victory this week over incumbent John Pope. »
April 03, 2015 /
Workers at a Chrysler parts center near Detroit have started a petition to bring outsourced janitorial jobs back in-house. »

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