Troublemakers Blog

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. »
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? »