Category Archives: Featured Resources

May Labor History Month Proclamation

Official LHM Proclamation

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Labor Relations in Baseball: Remarks on why and how major league baseball players have a union.

Paul F. Cole’s Baseball Hall of Fame Remarks.

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Share My Lesson: Union History and Social Justice Lessons

Share My Lesson: Union History and Social Justice Lessons

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How today’s unions help working people

How today’s unions help working people
By the Economic Policy Institute.

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Wisconsin Labor History video series

Wisconsin Labor History video series

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The Decline of the Middle Class: How and Why it Happened and What to do About It by Paul F. Cole

This paper addresses the issue of income and wealth inequality in the
United States and an exploration of its causes, effects and solutions with
a particular emphasis on working families.

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California Federation of Teachers – Labor in the Schools Program

Learn about the best and most comprehensive state federation program for teaching about labor.

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LAWCHA Labor History Links

The most comprehensive bibliography of information, documents and links of U.S. labor history sites on the Internet.

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Labor Heritage Foundation

A rich resource for books, DVDs, posters, buttons and other items about labor.

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Labor Songs

Using Songs to Teach Labor History

The American labor movement has a long and rich heritage of song. Like hymns and patriotic songs, union songs are songs with a message. Thousands have been written by union members and others over the years. These men and women, black and white, native American and foreign born, created their own literature reflecting every aspect of life in the mines, mills, factories, shops and farms where they were forced to labor…

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Labor History Lesson Plans

Click here for a variety of labor history lesson plans including ‘United We Stand’ from the Library of Congress

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Boy Scout Labor Merit Badge

The American Labor Merit Badge was established by the Boy Scouts in 1987. For requirements and more.

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Wisconsin Teaching Labor History Law

Nearly a decade after Wisconsin passed a law declaring that the teaching of labor history must be part of the teaching standards for the state’s children, it is near to becoming reality.

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Quick Links – An Alphabetical Guide to All Web Site Resources

Quick Links – An Alphabetical Guide to All Web Site Resources

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Labor History Links

The most comprehensive bibliography of information, documents and links of U.S. labor history sites on the Internet by Rosemary Feurer for the Labor and Working Class History Association (LAWCHA).

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Hardball & Handshakes

Why Have Professional Atheletes Formed Unions? This instrutional unit uses the history of labor relations in major league baseball as a case study to probe this question. The American Labor Studies Center and the Baseball Hall of Fame have joined …

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The Right to Organize and Bargain Collectively

The National Labor Relations Act (Wagner Act) gives workers the right to form unions and bargain collectively. These classroom simulations offer a unique opportunity to explore how workers can exercise these rights.

For more information:
Linda Tubach Ltubach.cbedproject@yahoo.com

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Labor Rights as Human Rights

There is currently a great debate in the United States on the issue of the rights of workers in both the public and private sectors to organize and bargain collectively. Missing from the current national debate is the issue of whether the rights of workers are considered fundamental human rights as articulated in a number of universally accepted documents.

Click here for a number of excellent resources for teachers and students on the topic.

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Labor’s Bookstore

A rich source for more than 100 books from economics and history to books for children and young adults. Click here to visit Labor’s Bookstore.

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Triangle Factory Fire: A Teachers Guide

Friday, March 25, 2011 marked the centennial of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire where 146 victims, mostly young female immigrants, perished in one of the nation’s most tragic workplace disasters.

The 100th anniversary of the event presents teachers with an opportunity to explore the Fire and its legacy that continues to today.

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Chronology of American Labor History

Chronology of American Labor History
An extensive resource of research tools including bibliography, biography, materials (texts and journals), organizations, instructional centers, instruction, timelines and labor history maintained by Dr. Lynn Nelson of the Kansas Heritage Group

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