Troublemakers Blog

December 21, 2020 /
A welder from South Korea is calling for her reinstatement to the shipyard where she was fired for union activity 35 years ago. This campaign will likely be the last one waged by Kim Jin-suk against her deadly, anti-union employer, Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Co., Ltd. »
Back of man in red UAW shirt seated at event.
December 18, 2020 /
The leadership of the Auto Workers (UAW) has reached a proposed settlement with the Justice Department to head off a racketeering lawsuit. The settlement will provide for a vote of all 400,000 union members to decide whether they want direct election of top leaders, or to continue with the present system of convention delegates choosing the national leadership. »
December 18, 2020 /
On November 5 Amazon workers at a warehouse in Wroclaw, Poland (Amazon WRO1) stopped work to demand that they receive the same 2,000 zloty ($530) bonuses that recruitment agencies are paying to new workers. »
cover of Ben Fletcher book three times
December 17, 2020 /
Growing up in Philadelphia, I learned about some of the rich local labor history: the 1827 founding of the first union to cross craft lines, the 1835 general strike, and the 1869 founding of the »
December 04, 2020 / Alexandra Bradbury
Holiday toy production season got off to a chaotic start this year. Santa Claus at first resisted the elves’ demands for COVID safety measures—prompting a wave of sickouts around the toy workshop. »
December 03, 2020 /
Nurses at Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital struck this week over safety and staffing. »
Panel at the 2019 Dallas Troublemakers School.
December 01, 2020 /
This Giving Tuesday, please consider supporting Labor Notes at our Facebook fundraiser or through the Donate page on this website. -Editors. »
November 25, 2020 /
When our union announced a mass Zoom meeting, we knew members wouldn’t get the chance to participate in any meaningful sense. There was a moderated question-and-answer session planned, but we did not know if there would be an open chat—and we certainly assumed there would be no discussion of a desperately needed strike authorization campaign. »
November 23, 2020 /
At a time when activists and commentators are puzzling over the United States’ enduring conservatism, Michael Goldfield’s new book The Southern Key: Class, Race, and Radicalism in the 1930s and 1940s (Oxford University Press, 2020) »
November 19, 2020 /
Workers suffered a devastating defeat in California’s Proposition 22, the most expensive ballot measure in U.S. history. »