Troublemakers Blog

March 08, 2018 /
The outrage is palpable in Dying to Work, the book to read if you want to know what’s happening with worker health and safety in these difficult times. »
March 02, 2018 /
Snow falls on the picket line by the main entrance to Loughborough University, in the English East Midlands. Those not handing out leaflets are huddled around the brazier (burn barrel), hands in their pockets. They include tenured professors, tenure-track faculty, teachers on short-term contracts, academic support staff, and students there to show support. »
February 28, 2018 / Samantha Winslow
What started last year with teachers in Seattle and Philadelphia has picked up steam. Teachers in Chicago, Newark, Boston, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Milwaukee, and Los Angeles joined this year’s Black Lives Matter at Schools week of action, often organized by a rank-and-file caucus in the local union. They shared a list of demands: »
February 16, 2018 / Jane Slaughter
Cinco años después de que el gobierno mexicano aprobó una controvertida ley de "reforma educativa" sin discusión pública, los docentes del estado sureño de Oaxaca aún resisten su implementación. »
February 16, 2018 / Jane Slaughter
Five years after the Mexican government passed a controversial “education reform” law with no public discussion, teachers in the southern state of Oaxaca are still resisting its implementation. »
February 15, 2018 /
After Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials terrorized undocumented workers by raiding 7-Elevens nationwide last month, and with 800,000 federal workers’ jobs on temporary shutdown over the status of the Dreamers, now’s a good time to take a look at how U.S. immigration policies affect the workplace. »
February 09, 2018 / Dan DiMaggio
With less than two months to go, we’re happy to report that we’re on pace for the biggest Labor Notes Conference yet. We hope to see you in Chicago, April 6-8—and that you’ll be coming with a group! »
January 31, 2018 / Chris Brooks
Income inequality is higher today than any time since the Great Depression. One reason why is the widening gap between pay and productivity—a graph that resembles an alligator’s mouth. »
January 19, 2018 / Dan DiMaggio
AT&T Mobility workers in 36 states, who struck for three days last May, finally have a new contract. They had been without one for eight months. »
January 10, 2018 /
After losing a high-profile election at the Chattanooga Volkswagen plant in 2014, the Auto Workers won a smaller unit: the skilled-trades workers at the plant. »