Troublemakers Blog

November 20, 2014 / Samantha Winslow
In my five years organizing with non-union health care workers who wanted to join the union, job security was always one of their top issues. But when it comes to teachers having job security, the myths kick in. »
November 19, 2014 /
At Britain's Ford-Dagenham plant, workers did not submit gently to labor-management cooperation. They locked managers in their offices, marched through the plant setting off fire alarms, threw tea mugs at windows, and turned fire hoses on police. »
November 17, 2014 /
Last year the labor federation in Lorain County ran and elected independent candidates. This time around, as an anti-union “Right to Work” bill looms again in Ohio, labor is taking aim at the leader of the pack, Lorain's mayor. »
November 12, 2014 /
Joe Burns’ latest book examines the little-known wave of illegal strikes that swept the U.S. during the 1960 and ’70s, reshaping the labor movement. »
November 06, 2014 /
A Fighter All My Life is the memoir of Sam Johnson, a black man from the South who became a Detroit auto worker and dissident union activist. »
November 06, 2014 /
Within days of each other, two groups of recycling workers declared they’d had enough of indignity and discrimination. One group voted to unionize, and another walked out on strike. »
October 30, 2014 /
This month 800 immigrant taxi drivers in Denver joined the Communications Workers. They aim to break out of poverty and challenge the abuse many endure working for private taxi companies. »
October 28, 2014 /
This rich new collection offers a rank-and-file history of lean production from inside the beast, an exposé of corporate corruption and union capitulation, and a template for anyone looking for ways to invigorate a new generation. »
October 27, 2014 / Julia Kann
Back-to-school isn't just for kids! At Labor Notes we're jumping into Troublemaker School season. And we've launched a new program that sends experienced labor educators out to local unions for tailored workshops and ongoing coaching. »
October 20, 2014 / Jenny Brown
The demand for $15 an hour is spreading. Agitation for $15 started with fast food and airport workers but now Walmart and home care workers are joining in. »