Troublemakers Blog

December 01, 2022 /
La primera vez que Yuris Reyes pidió compensación por enfermedad, se la negaron. “Mis jefes me dijeron que la compensación por enfermedad era solo para los gerentes y no algo a lo que yo tenía derecho”, dice la trabajadora de un restaurante de Filadelfia. »
November 29, 2022 / Alexandra Bradbury
If your union goes into negotiations right now and doesn’t win its biggest raise ever, you’re leaving money on the table. Soaring inflation means it takes a bigger raise just to break even. And with unemployment low, labor has extra leverage to win more. »
Comic shows freight trains with the text: "Imagine, a complex network of just-in-time delivery, moving billions of dollars of material and merchandise, undergirding the entire American economy, pushed to the brink because: [shrugging man in suit, labeled "rail boss," speaks:] 'We just can't afford more paid sick days.'"]
November 24, 2022 / Jonah Furman
Despite fanfare from the White House and Secretary of Labor about averting a rail strike, some freight rail unions could walk out as soon as December 9. »
November 18, 2022 /
The first time Yuris Reyes asked for paid sick leave, she was turned down. “My bosses told me that paid sick leave was only for the managers and not something I was entitled to,” says the Philadelphia restaurant worker. »
November 17, 2022 / Jonah Furman
Airline labor is at a breaking point. The country’s four largest airlines are facing pilot labor conflicts, all centering on a mismanaged pandemic recovery. The pilots, split among three unions, share grievances over grueling schedules. They say overwork has depleted their home lives while inflation eats into their paychecks. »
November 11, 2022 /
El régimen laboral del periodo neoliberal en México está en plena decadencia. Ya era una degeneración del exitoso sistema corporativista, una estructura política de un solo partido en la que el estado controlaba los sindicatos bajo el Partido Revolucionario Institucional, que gobernó durante mucho tiempo. »
People march in front of an Apple store in New York City, holding signs and banners in English and Chinese. Their faces are blurred out in the photo due to fears of retaliation from the Chinese government against them and their families.
November 10, 2022 /
Chinese overseas labor activists and allies have launched a campaign demanding accountability from Apple and Foxconn for their gross mistreatment of workers at a Chinese factory where half the world’s iPhones are made. »
November 09, 2022 /
Lea este artículo en español aquí. »
People (mainly Black men are visible) outside hold printed AFGE signs reading "Proud veterans serving veterans," "Be fair to those that care," and "VA workers deserve dignity, fairness, and respect."
November 08, 2022 /
Our nation’s year-round celebration of former military service by 19 million Americans reaches its apex every Veterans Day. On that occasion, there is no louder “thank you for your service” heard throughout the land than the expressions of gratitude that emanate from businesses, large and small. »
Four men sit around a table at the Labor Notes 2022 Conference during a workshop.
November 01, 2022 / Dan DiMaggio
We’re excited to announce that the next Labor Notes Conference will be April 19-21, 2024, in Chicago. Our last one was the biggest ever, drawing 4,000 workers—and the youngest ever, with lots of newly organized workers. »