Troublemakers Blog

Black and white drawing shows boss looking annoyed while three workers in his office open cabinets and read through his files
September 18, 2020 /
Labor Notes is pleased to present a series of free webinars taught by veteran Boston labor lawyer Robert M. Schwartz. »
September 16, 2020 /
On Friday a Cook County judge filed a partial injunction against nearly 5,500 health care workers preparing to strike the University of Illinois at Chicago’s hospital, clinics, and other campus divisions. The judge cited a “clear and present danger” to patients, reducing the number of union members who could participate in the strike. »
September 14, 2020 /
UPDATE, September 18: GEO membership voted to accept the University of Michigan’s second offer on September 16 and end the nine-day strike. At the union’s largest membership meeting yet, 78 percent of nearly 1,400 members in attendance voted in favor of the agreement. »
September 14, 2020 / Barbara Madeloni
UPDATE, September 18: Amid continued protests, yesterday Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the start of in-person school in New York City will be further delayed for most students. Pre-K and special ed schools will still open September 21, but elementary school reopening has been pushed back to September 29, and middle and high school to October 1. —Editors »
September 14, 2020 /
My school district put me on administrative leave for organizing workers at my school. Then students and community members led a huge campaign that forced my reinstatement in just three days. »
September 11, 2020 /
Jenny Chan, Mark Selden, and Pun Ngai did extensive field research for almost 10 years to produce Dying for an iPhone. The result is a riveting account of the lives of workers on the production line, but the authors go further to reveal the human, social, and environmental impacts »
September 10, 2020 /
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 (FFCRA), passed by Congress in March, mandates up to 12 weeks of paid, job-protected time off for workers who must stay home to care for a child because the child’s school or daycare is closed due »
Nurses in white scrubs with rainbow flags and accessories; one carries a sign "I Love My Trans Patients" with the trans flag (pastel blue, pink, and white stripes)
September 08, 2020 /
Pride at Work: Organizing for Lesbian and Gay Rights in Unions (1990) »
A woman speaks at a strike rally while another woman interprets in sign language. Behind them is a palm tree, an apartment buidling or hotel, and a street sign "Boylston"
September 03, 2020 / Alexandra Bradbury
The subway is something I’ve always loved about New York City life. But my family can’t ride it together, because my daughter has cerebral palsy and 3 out of 4 stations have no elevator. »
September 03, 2020 / Barbara Madeloni
Educators in Andover, Massachusetts, set up lawn chairs, folding tables, and laptops in the shade of trees and next to school tennis courts and got to work on their first day of professional development August 31. »