Troublemakers Blog

April 24, 2020 /
More than 50 health care workers and supporters held a socially distanced rally in front of Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center on April 15 as part of a national day of action for healthcare workers. »
April 24, 2020 /
Workers injured or killed by their jobs are honored every year on April 28, Workers’ Memorial Day. (It’s the anniversary of the date the Occupational Safety and Health Act went into effect in 1971.) This year the somber occasion is especially urgent, in the midst of the biggest workplace safety disaster this country has seen in decades. »
April 23, 2020 /
In the midst of a pandemic wreaking havoc on Chicago, a victory was won by nurses and the community served by Provident Hospital. Located on the overwhelmingly black South Side near Washington Park, this institution has a rich history. »
April 22, 2020 /
At this moment of unprecedented crisis, how can we ensure the physical safety and economic health of U.S. workers? »
New York City transit workers working in a subway tunnel in 2017.
April 21, 2020 /
Transit workers have always known they were essential to the functioning of New York City. Wider public recognition of this fact has come at a high cost. »
Two postal workers talking to each other inside an office.
April 20, 2020 /
I’ve had the honor and privilege to serve my fellow Baltimore postal workers as a shop steward for the last decade. Twelve years of challenges and triumphs at the Postal Service have helped define who I am—but no training could have prepared me to represent 1,500 postal workers during a global pandemic. »
April 15, 2020 / Chris Brooks
More than 100 hospitals in the U.S. have laid off workers since the pandemic began. Tens of thousands of medical workers are furloughed at the exact moment hospitals should be staffing up and training everyone in intensive care. »
Worker with forklift in front of cases of pallets on shelves in warehouse
April 15, 2020 /
From the Black Plague of the Middle Ages to the flu pandemic of 1918 to COVID-19, disease and pestilence have always followed two of humanity’s most well-trod paths: those of war and trade. »
Protest in 2017 with signs that support Medicare for All, people marching in the street
April 15, 2020 /
Big problems demand bold solutions. The Labor Campaign for Single Payer is calling on Congress to expand Medicare coverage to everyone in America for the duration of the crisis. »
April 14, 2020 /
Note: this article was updated on April 22, 2020 to reflect new guidance from the Department of Labor -Editors. »