Troublemakers Blog

May 26, 2016 / Dan DiMaggio
The Verizon strike is both a test and an opportunity for the whole labor movement. Will we rise to the occasion and back our striking brothers and sisters at Verizon? »
May 17, 2016 /
The global elite are bending the rules to hide their money, while telling us they can't afford to provide health care or pay a living wage. »
May 11, 2016 / Alexandra Bradbury
I've been bowled over by the reception for our new book. But before you buy it, why not check out the parts we’re giving away for free? »
May 06, 2016 / Chris Brooks
The company has announced plans to lay off 600 employees—half the plant’s workforce—and outsource production to Mexico. »
April 18, 2016 / Chris Brooks
What if stewards didn't have to represent non-members? Just ask a Tennessee teacher whether that's a union-building or union-busting policy. »
February 24, 2016 / Samantha Winslow
Whether we like it or not, every December Labor Notes staffers get a firsthand look at how the new state health insurance exchanges are working. I’ve had four different health plans in about three years here. After our old plan was discontinued with the advent of the Affordable Care Act, we had to switch to an inferior plan, bought through the exchange. »
February 03, 2016 /
Des Moines fast food workers struck days before the caucus, hoping to use the news media's temporary obsession with Iowa to highlight the campaign for a $15 minimum wage. »
January 29, 2016 /
The more activists from your area attend, the more skills and inspiration they’ll bring back to local organizing. »
January 22, 2016 /
Emergency manager laws like Michigan's are sprouting up all over the country. If the poisoning of an entire U.S. city doesn’t wake people up, I don’t know what will. »
December 18, 2015 / Dan DiMaggio
If there’s one value the labor movement holds highest, it’s solidarity. A brilliant recent example is Kohler, Wisconsin, where 2,100 factory workers struck against two-tier wages. Most strikers were top-tier workers standing up for their lower-tier brothers and sisters—a point of »