Troublemakers Blog

March 16, 2015 /
Home security company ADT has locked out employees in North Carolina who are seeking their first union contract. The company's "final offer" would have slashed pay by up to 30 percent. »
March 13, 2015 /
The president of Long Beach City College gets paid more than Joe Biden—while the adjuncts who do most of the teaching try to scrape by on $10,000 a year. »
March 11, 2015 / Alexandra Bradbury
Four thousand turned out in West Virginia March 7—a day after "right to work" passed in Wisconsin. The threat is dead for this legislative session, but clearly not dead for good. »
March 10, 2015 /
Pilots report a pattern of “threats, intimidation, and outright bullying” against those who raise safety considerations that conflict with on-time performance or the flight schedule. »
March 03, 2015 /
Five thousand Brazilian auto workers ended a six-day strike February 26, when General Motors agreed to 650 temporary layoffs (with pay) instead of 800 permanent ones. »
February 26, 2015 /
Management had to go to arbitration for trying to put me in that closet. The arbitrator thought it was disgraceful. But they still won’t let me in the women’s locker room. »
February 25, 2015 / Samantha Winslow
On election night the Chicago Teachers Union and its new independent political organization didn’t knock out Mayor Rahm Emanuel—but they did take him down a notch, forcing him into a runoff with the union’s preferred candidate, Jesus “Chuy” Garcia. »
February 24, 2015 / Mark Brenner
Too often when we start talking about organizing, we immediately focus on workers outside of unions. »
February 20, 2015 / Alexandra Bradbury
Three years after voting to unionize, 262 Brooklyn Cablevision technicians have won their first union contract—and it’s a good one. »
February 18, 2015 /
Sociology professor and unionist Stanley Aronowitz challenges the labor movement to decide what it wants to be. Could we once again lead the way to transforming our whole society? »