Troublemakers Blog

August 02, 2021 /
The year 2023, when the UPS contract expires, seems like a long way off—but in the complex world of contract negotiation, it’s just around the corner. »
sideview of President Joe Biden speaking at a podium at Pittsburgh Carpenters Hall on March 31, 2021, with American Jobs Plan sign in background (white on blue)
July 29, 2021 /
Credit should be given where credit is due. Joe Biden’s stimulus package does more to help working people than almost any other piece of legislation in the last few decades. »
July 19, 2021 /
This is one of two articles from Hawaiian hotel workers. Read the other, "Hawaiian Hilton Workers Fear Permanent Layoffs As Recall Rights Expiration Nears," here. Tourism drives Hawaii’s economy, and housekeepers are the heart »
July 19, 2021 /
This is one of two articles from Hawaiian hotel workers. Read the other, "At World’s Largest Hilton, Workers Fight for Jobs, Daily Cleaning," here. »
July 17, 2021 / Dan DiMaggio
UPDATE, Friday, July 23: Union members at the Topeka Frito-Lay facility are voting all day today on a new tentative agreement. »
Screenshot of Richard Branson, wearing sunglasses and earphones, in a rocket. Two other crew members are visible behind him. On the left is a window through which you can see part of the outside of the rocket, labeled VIRGIN, and blue sky.
July 15, 2021 / Luis Feliz Leon
Fleeing is what the rich do best. Republican Sen. Ted Cruz fled Texas last winter, abandoning millions to freezing temperatures. But some have tired of »
July 12, 2021 / Jane Slaughter
UPDATE, July 15: Yesterday, workers voted narrowly (1,147 to 1,130) to accept the third tentative agreement, which had been defeated by a 60-40 margin five days earlier. Workers will report back to work next week.--Eds. »
People outside hold a huge banner: "St. Vincent Nurses on Strike for Safe Patient Care; MNA"
July 07, 2021 /
Speaking on the recent National Solidarity Call in support of striking nurses at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts, Our Revolution leader Joseph Geevarghese characterized the situation as “Biden’s PATCO moment.” »
Graphic shows the book cover in center, and enlarged images of book cover behind in two colors. Main image shows a view from behind of someone leaping from a diving board into a swimming pool.
July 01, 2021 /
From liberals to democratic socialists, many people on the left agree that the key to addressing racial inequity in the U.S. is winning “universal demands,” such as Medicare for All and free tuition at public schools and universities. »
Silhouette of a skier ascending a mountain slope with pink sky in background
June 30, 2021 / Alexandra Bradbury
Employers never let a crisis go to waste. Like clockwork, after this awful year, here come the demands for concessions. »