Troublemakers Blog

October 21, 2022 / Jonah Furman
Employees at a second Chipotle location are unionizing, this time in Lawrence, Kansas. The young workers are forming an independent union, and facing harsh—and likely illegal—pushback from management. »
People stand indoors behind a big Labor Notes banner. Most are wearing red shirts and have their fists in the air. Several farther back are holding up smaller red "Organize the South" banners.
October 21, 2022 /
These remarks were delivered this week on the Valley Labor Report, Alabama’s only union talk radio show. Before we go any deeper into the show, I wanted to take a couple minutes to reflect on last weekend’s successful Alabama Troublemakers School conducted by Labor Notes at the University of Montevallo. »
Amazon workers march holding signs that say higher wages.
October 20, 2022 /
Could this November see the biggest coordinated international day of action at Amazon yet? »
A stack of union literature, Visible parts say "vote yes," "vota si," and "a $10/hr raise... fair share of Amazon's billions... Yes! ... Rally"
October 14, 2022 /
Workers at the ALB1 Amazon warehouse in Albany, New York, are voting October 12-17 on whether to join the Amazon Labor Union. The National Labor Relations Board is set to tally the votes October 18. –Editors. »
Crowd of people viewed from behind, holding blue AFGE sign. One says "Proud Government Worker, Proud Union Member. Another says "Stand, Unite, Fight." In front of them is the U.S. Capitol building.
October 13, 2022 /
Federal workers are in unfamiliar territory with the wind at our backs. »
October 06, 2022 /
Across the state of Alabama, where the state’s longest-ever strike is currently ongoing at Warrior Met Coal after over 18 months, another historic labor stoppage is in its second week. »
Workers march in downtown streets behind a big blue banner that says "UNITE HERE Local 2." They are wearing red T-shirts that say "Come back stronger" and some carry picket signs saying "Full service now!" or "Hotel rooms should be cleaned every day."  Most wear masks, one holds a bullhorn, and there is a child near the front of the crowd.
September 21, 2022 /
I have been a proud member of UNITE HERE Local 2 in San Francisco since 1976, working at several hotel, restaurant, and food service jobs over the years, and now at the Giants’ ballpark. Without Local 2, my life would have been much harder. »
September 14, 2022 / Luis Feliz Leon
Weeks after a big strike vote, 450 hotel workers at the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida, have reached a tentative agreement on a four-year contract that boosts minimum hourly pay to $20, halts subcontracting, and restores daily housekeeping. »
September 13, 2022 /
A three-day strike by Wisconsin nurses is off this week, after SEIU Healthcare Wisconsin (part of the Service Employees union) and UW Health (the University of Wisconsin's medical system) reached an agreement on a path toward the potential recognition of the union. »
September 12, 2022 /
The Biden administration has pledged that “the United States will work with governments to strengthen ... the enforcement of labor laws, promote decent work, and support workers in exercising their freedom of association and collective bargaining rights,” as one of four pillars of its strategy to address the root causes of migration from Central America. »