Troublemakers Blog

September 08, 2015 / Alexandra Bradbury
What does a just transition look like for workers in the fossil fuels industry? »
September 02, 2015 /
A series of chemical explosions on August 12 at a warehouse in Tianjin is shining a spotlight on dangerous workplace conditions and precarious employment relations in China. »
August 27, 2015 /
The Americans for Prosperity convention was supposed to showcase Republican presidential hopefuls, but 3,000 demonstrators became the bigger news story. »
August 25, 2015 / Dan DiMaggio
Contracts expired in August for 28,000 union members at AT&T Southeast and 38,000 at Verizon in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. »
August 21, 2015 / Alexandra Bradbury
Alaska Airlines fought long and hard to block the $15 minimum wage for airport workers in SeaTac, Washington—but it has finally lost. »
August 14, 2015 /
Four thousand workers at a General Motors plant in Brazil started an indefinite strike August 10, after the corporation announced hundreds of layoffs. »
August 10, 2015 /
What happens when social workers grow tired of poor working conditions and poverty wages? At my workplace, we formed a union. »
August 06, 2015 /
The outstanding unionist and feminist Gillian Furst, a longtime activist in Teamsters for a Democratic Union and many other causes, died at her home in Minneapolis on July 20, at age 81. »
August 03, 2015 /
The contract covering 39,000 Verizon workers from Massachusetts to Virginia expired August 1. »
July 31, 2015 /
One tactic was a public "work-in" to draw attention to their labor. Graduate assistants at the University of Connecticut teach thousands of undergraduates and conduct research that helps bring in more than $150 million a year. »