Troublemakers Blog

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. »
October 21, 2022 / Jonah Furman
Employees at a second Chipotle location are unionizing, this time in Lawrence, Kansas. The young workers are forming an independent union, and facing harsh—and likely illegal—pushback from management. »
People stand indoors behind a big Labor Notes banner. Most are wearing red shirts and have their fists in the air. Several farther back are holding up smaller red "Organize the South" banners.
October 21, 2022 /
These remarks were delivered this week on the Valley Labor Report, Alabama’s only union talk radio show. Before we go any deeper into the show, I wanted to take a couple minutes to reflect on last weekend’s successful Alabama Troublemakers School conducted by Labor Notes at the University of Montevallo. »
Amazon workers march holding signs that say higher wages.
October 20, 2022 /
Could this November see the biggest coordinated international day of action at Amazon yet? »
A stack of union literature, Visible parts say "vote yes," "vota si," and "a $10/hr raise... fair share of Amazon's billions... Yes! ... Rally"
October 14, 2022 /
Workers at the ALB1 Amazon warehouse in Albany, New York, are voting October 12-17 on whether to join the Amazon Labor Union. The National Labor Relations Board is set to tally the votes October 18. –Editors. »
Crowd of people viewed from behind, holding blue AFGE sign. One says "Proud Government Worker, Proud Union Member. Another says "Stand, Unite, Fight." In front of them is the U.S. Capitol building.
October 13, 2022 /
Federal workers are in unfamiliar territory with the wind at our backs. »
October 06, 2022 /
Across the state of Alabama, where the state’s longest-ever strike is currently ongoing at Warrior Met Coal after over 18 months, another historic labor stoppage is in its second week. »
Workers march in downtown streets behind a big blue banner that says "UNITE HERE Local 2." They are wearing red T-shirts that say "Come back stronger" and some carry picket signs saying "Full service now!" or "Hotel rooms should be cleaned every day."  Most wear masks, one holds a bullhorn, and there is a child near the front of the crowd.
September 21, 2022 /
I have been a proud member of UNITE HERE Local 2 in San Francisco since 1976, working at several hotel, restaurant, and food service jobs over the years, and now at the Giants’ ballpark. Without Local 2, my life would have been much harder. »
September 14, 2022 / Luis Feliz Leon
Weeks after a big strike vote, 450 hotel workers at the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida, have reached a tentative agreement on a four-year contract that boosts minimum hourly pay to $20, halts subcontracting, and restores daily housekeeping. »