Troublemakers Blog

August 14, 2015 /
Four thousand workers at a General Motors plant in Brazil started an indefinite strike August 10, after the corporation announced hundreds of layoffs. »
August 10, 2015 /
What happens when social workers grow tired of poor working conditions and poverty wages? At my workplace, we formed a union. »
August 06, 2015 /
The outstanding unionist and feminist Gillian Furst, a longtime activist in Teamsters for a Democratic Union and many other causes, died at her home in Minneapolis on July 20, at age 81. »
August 03, 2015 /
The contract covering 39,000 Verizon workers from Massachusetts to Virginia expired August 1. »
July 31, 2015 /
One tactic was a public "work-in" to draw attention to their labor. Graduate assistants at the University of Connecticut teach thousands of undergraduates and conduct research that helps bring in more than $150 million a year. »
July 30, 2015 / Samantha Winslow
A decision that makes the whole public sector “right to work” could be devastating. But public sector workers didn’t always have legal protection to unionize, bargain, or strike. They won those rights—by organizing without them. »
July 23, 2015 /
Even with laws on the books, it often takes direct action to make bosses pay up the wages they owe—as servers in a Seattle club discovered. »
July 21, 2015 /
In reality the Toyota Production System, or “lean production,” taught managers how to slice up jobs to make them more repetitive and require less skill—thus increasing stress on workers and discarding them when their bodies and minds could no longer take it »
July 10, 2015 /
On a summer night, what could be better than laughing, singing, and toe-tapping your way through some radical labor history? »
July 09, 2015 /
A comprehensive new book, primarily aimed at East and South Asian factory workers, shows how to advance workplace health and safety from an organizing perspective. »