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Hoffa Threatens Teamster Democracy

Jul 16 /

Facing a wave of anger over concessions—and with the 2016 election fast approaching—Teamster brass are taking aim at members' right to vote. »

Britain Strikes for a Day

Jul 11 /

Hundreds of thousands of public sector workers shut down government offices and schools the length and breadth of Britain yesterday to protest not only their poverty pay but the loss of 400,000 public sector jobs. »

Interview: A Teacher Decodes Common Core

Jul 7 /

Here's how the controversial Common Core standards, pushed by the Gates Foundation and now in force in 45 states, are affecting day-to-day work in the classroom. »

Pushed to the Wall, Nurses Refused Overtime

Jul 15 /

For years we'd petitioned in vain to improve staffing in the emergency department. To finally make management blink, it took a blank sheet of paper. »

Facebook Organizing: Legal Do’s and Don’ts

Jul 9 /

Workers are using Facebook to talk to each other about what happens on the job and in the union, and some are even using it to organize for change. »

Jobs Gone Bad: Reality TV Workers Organize

Jul 2 /

Tricky bosses, faked timecards, excruciating hours, dangerous scrapes… Sounds like fodder for a television show, perhaps “America’s Next Worst Job.” But workers say these are the conditions in reality TV itself. »

TroubleMakers Blog

Generation Temp: Auto Workers March for Civil Rights Again

Jul 22 /

“There’s a man inside that factory named Mr. Jerry,” explained Nissan worker Mock Morris before he began to sing. “Mr. Jerry! He’s head of security inside the factory. Ain’t gonna let Mr. Jerry— »

Detroiters March Against Water Shut-Offs

Jul 18 /

A thousand Detroiters and supporters marched through downtown to say “Turn On the Water!” The city has been sending shut-off trucks to the houses of those behind on their water bills, turning off the taps at 3,000 houses a week. »

Teachers Union Conventions Reflect Common (Core) Frustrations

Jul 18 /

At national conventions of the two major teacher unions this month, controversy flared over the Common Core, a standardized curriculum largely funded by the privatizers at the Gates Foundation. »