Troublemakers Blog

Three workers stand in front of a liquor store holding a banner that reads "This Store Too High a Price for Liquor"
December 02, 2021 / Dan DiMaggio
For more ideas on taking your campaign to consumers, see the Steward's Corner by Robert M. Schwartz, "How to Picket Stores That Sell Your Employer's Products." »
November 24, 2021 / Alexandra Bradbury
It’s inspiring to see members in revolt against two-tier at the farm equipment maker John Deere, the hospital chain Kaiser »
Joyful people in red shirts throw their fists in the air. One has a "CWA On Strike Against Mercy Hospital of Buffalo" picket sign. Outdoors.
November 19, 2021 / Dan DiMaggio
After five weeks on strike, 2,000 Buffalo hospital workers returned to work November 10 with what they are calling a “landmark” agreement on their top demand: safe staffing ratios. »
November 09, 2021 /
If you thought union raids had gone out of fashion around the time of the jitterbug, think again. Raids are making a comeback, courtesy of the American Federation of Teachers. »
Hundreds of Columbia students gather for a rally on the main quad.
November 05, 2021 /
While the 10,000 United Auto Workers members on strike at John Deere have drawn the national spotlight over the past three weeks, several thousand UAW members have also struck at two other billionaire employers: Harvard and Columbia »
Picketers in yellow vests holding "ON STRIKE FOR FAIR WAGES AGAINST SELLER CONSTRUCTION" signs outside in dim dawn light.
November 04, 2021 /
A hundred thousand American workers either went on strike or authorized strikes in October, now known as Striketober. Here in the Pacific Northwest, carpenters began a courageous strike in September, rejecting four tentative agreements in an effort to win a contract that would put them more on pace with the higher-earning trades. »
People sit around a big table, leaning in. One is drawing a workplace map on big paper, while another points something out. They're in a hotel conference room. Other table groups are visible behind them.
November 02, 2021 /
When a lot happens in the labor movement, a lot happens at Labor Notes. Visit for details on online workshops and stewards trainings, as well as in-person Troublemakers Schools. Some highlights: »
A group of students and lecturers march holding banners and signs.
November 01, 2021 /
After more than two years of stalled negotiations, 6,000 University of California lecturers are preparing to strike. The lecturers do one-third of all teaching but earn just a fraction of what their tenure-track counterparts do, with little in the way of job security. »
A group of mainly Pakistani immigrant workers stand at a rally while a union organizer speaks through a bullhorn.
October 28, 2021 /
Tired of working 12 hours a day, seven days a week, immigrant textile workers are at the center of a growing movement by Italy's workers for the right to “8x5”—eight-hour days, five days a week. »
About 20 UPS workers in brown shorts uniforms pose for the camera together in a sunny parking lot. Many are smiling.
October 27, 2021 / Alexandra Bradbury
Like letter carriers at the Postal Service, UPS drivers are also facing forced overtime—and the problem is only going to get worse as the holidays get closer. »