Troublemakers Blog

An aircraft factory floor is viewed from above, with planes on either side and high rafters above.
December 15, 2023 /
Last summer I was working at the Boeing factory in Everett, Washington, on a four-man electrical crew, replacing the existing lights with new LEDs. Our work area was 90 feet off the ground, maybe 20 feet below the roof decking, with no air circulation. You could feel the heat radiating from the ceiling pan. »
A man in a checkered shirt talks to two people with their backs to the camera in front of a red “Dan Osborne Independent for Senate” banner.
December 06, 2023 /
The major parties on Capitol Hill like to boast about how much more “representative” their Congressional delegations have become in recent years. But that’s only in the most-discussed categories of diversity—race, age, gender, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. Working-class Americans rarely end up in the halls of Congress. »
Logo of Revolutions Per Minute - a red pulsing blob with white letters saying RPM in the middle
November 30, 2023 /
Jenny Brown of Labor Notes discusses the Auto Workers, Teamsters, nurses, hotel workers and teachers who have been making waves this year. Listen on ‘Revolutions Per Minute,’ the podcast of the New York City Democratic Socialists of America. LISTEN »
Four Black women march with t-shirts that say “Labor vs. Corporate Greed.” They’re holding UAW signs.
November 22, 2023 / Dan DiMaggio
Is it time for a big, united strike by millions of union members against the billionaire class? We get pitched this idea sometimes at Labor Notes. Usually we dismiss it as coming from starry-eyed dreamers eager to pass over the hard work of organizing and skip ahead to the “general strike.” »
A black banner with white letters lists 160 health care workers killed in Gaza. It is titled “We Remember”.
November 17, 2023 /
At dusk on November 3—hours after Israel bombed ambulances outside Al Shifa hospital in Gaza, killing 15 and »
A cartoon in black and gold shows a woman with a sonogram and a person with a small baby, all are smiling. In the background is a disgruntled boss.
November 16, 2023 /
Judy approached Chief Steward Amy over lunch one day with big news: she was three months pregnant! Amy congratulated her. »
Sindhu poses outside in front of a barn. She has long black hair and is wearing a red shirt and a slight smile.
November 15, 2023 /
Labor Notes is happy to welcome our newest co-worker, Sindhu Sundar! »
Dozens of men and women of various ethnicities wearing dark blue flight attendant uniforms hold signs saying “Ready to Strike”
November 02, 2023 / Jenny Brown
Flight Attendants at American Airlines voted to strike by 99.47 percent at the end of August, with 93 percent turnout. »