Troublemakers Blog

September 11, 2015 /
Brazilian auto workers have launched a series of strikes in recent weeks, defending themselves against a wave of mass layoffs. On Thursday, September 10, 4,300 workers went on strike at Ford’s Sao Bernardo do Campo plant after the company announced 200 layoffs. »
September 10, 2015 / Sonia Singh
The documentary “The Hand That Feeds” takes us on an exhilarating organizing journey as workers fight for a union at a deli on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. »
September 09, 2015 / Samantha Winslow
With schools set to open today, Seattle teachers and school employees are on strike, picketing at every school site across the district. »
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. »