Troublemakers Blog

December 02, 2015 / Alexandra Bradbury
“A lot of our best contract-campaign tactics came from A Troublemaker’s Handbook 2,” said Blitzen, a steward in the reindeer department. “You’ve got to get your hooves on a copy.” »
November 24, 2015 / Mark Brenner
A scrappy coalition of teachers and community allies took on three Tea Party incumbents who controlled the school board—and beat them 2 to 1. »
November 19, 2015 /
Today marks the 100th anniversary of the execution of Joe Hill, the iconic labor troubadour and troublemaker. »
November 12, 2015 /
Up against a notorious union-busting conglomerate, the undaunted drivers reelected their fired officers and declare they "will strike if provoked." »
November 09, 2015 / Samantha Winslow
Despite the impulse to self-sacrifice, the best thing teachers can do is stand up for themselves—and their students—against the corporate cost-cutting mindset. »
October 28, 2015 / Sonia Singh
Ontario’s provincial government is threatening to dock teachers’ wages as elementary teachers today escalate their work-to-rule action. »
October 27, 2015 /
Senator Bernie Sanders joined hundreds of Verizon and Verizon Wireless workers for a lunchtime rally in front of the Verizon Wireless store on 42nd Street in Manhattan. »
October 22, 2015 / Alexandra Bradbury
After overwhelmingly voting down the first version of a tentative agreement, Chrysler workers have ratified the second version, which gives Tier 2 workers a path to Tier 1 pay—though not comparable benefits. »
October 19, 2015 /
“At the rate things are going, my children will be growing up on noodles,” said McDonald's worker Anthony Ross. “It’s not about giving them everything they want. It’s about wanting to live.” »
October 16, 2015 / Dan DiMaggio
Auto workers at Chrysler will vote next week on a second contract proposal, after voting down the first agreement in a landslide in late September. »