Troublemakers Blog

February 15, 2019 /
They did it to public workers. Next they want to do it to railroad and airline workers. A right-wing policy think tank filed a Janus-style lawsuit against the Machinists on January 8, claiming that non-members shouldn’t be required to pay fees for union representation. »
Nurses picketing.
February 07, 2019 / Chris Brooks
Thirteen thousand nurses may be on strike in March at three of the largest employers in New York City. For several months, hospitals in the Montefiore, Mount Sinai, and New York Presbyterian systems have been bargaining jointly with the New York State Nurses Association. »
Bangladeshi garment worker at sewing machine looks up, sitting in factory
February 01, 2019 / Saurav Sarkar
With the sixth anniversary approaching of the Rana Plaza building collapse that killed over 1,000 workers, conditions in the world’s second-largest garment export industry are tumultuous. »
Cover of the first issue of Labor Notes
January 28, 2019 /
Labor Notes is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. We’ll periodically be sharing material from our archives, as well as organizing events across the country to commemorate 40 years of troublemaking—starting with our anniversary party in New York City on Friday, February 1 »
January 25, 2019 /
Auto workers and supporters from three countries rallied last week outside a charity gala at the Auto Show in Detroit. We’re demanding that General Motors reverse its decision to close five North American plants, and possibly more. »
Black woman raising her fist in a crowd of strikers
January 25, 2019 / Samantha Winslow
I spent an exhilarating week in the midst of the Los Angeles teachers strike—the first strike in 30 years by the second-largest teacher union in the country. »
Two people painting signs that say "public schools are the heart of the community"
January 24, 2019 / Samantha Winslow, / Dan DiMaggio
Who will pay for a 5 percent raise, smaller classes, and more nurses, librarians, and counselors for the Chicago public schools? “Rich people,” Chicago Teachers Union Vice President Stacy Gates told the press. Their contract expires in June. Meanwhile, fresh off the first charter school strike in history, the union set a February 5 strike date at another Chicago »
Osawa GM workers protest against the company and its CEO Mary Barra
January 18, 2019 /
Last week we interviewed Oshawa, Canada, auto worker Tony Leah about the plant occupation that rank-and-file workers organized to protest the planned shutdown of their General Motors factory. »
Canadian workers rally to save Oshawa GM plant
January 18, 2019 / Adrian Montgomery
Last week we interviewed Oshawa, Canada, auto worker Tony Leah about the plant occupation that rank-and-file workers organized to protest the planned shutdown of their General Motors factory. »
January 18, 2019 / Bianca Cunningham
Four Labor Notes staff members are in Los Angeles helping out with the strike by 34,000 teachers against the billionaire-backed school board's privatization agenda. »

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