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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 …
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.
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If You Don’t Come in on Sunday, Don’t Come in on Monday
Newly available award winning documentary of labor history.
The use of quotations can be an effective way to engage students in analyzing different points of view. For example, teachers can provide students with the first two quotations below and ask them to explain the point each person is making and state which, in their opinion, they most agree with and provide evidence for their answer…
Click this link to read about: No Holds Barred: The Intensification Of Employer Opposition to Organizing by Kate Bronfenbrenner
Click this link to read about: “A Cry for Justice: The Voices of Chinese Workers”
Unions Are Good for the American Economy by David Madland and Karla Walter
New research shows workers’ freedom to form unions and bargain will be critical…
“Beyond Justice: Bush Administration’s Labor Department Abuses Labor Union Regulatory Authorities”
by Scott Lilly of the Center for American Progress.
The Silent War: “The Silent War,” speaks to the assault on workers’ freedom to choose a union and bargain collectively in the United States. Additional policy statements…
Do Fat Cats Pay Lower Tax Rates Than Workers? The federal tax code has become skewed in favor of investors over workers. Federal taxes on earnings are now one-and -one-half greater than personal taxes on investment income. Tax policy is the subject of many additional reports at: www.ctj.org
Will Pensions Exist In The Future? Pensions provide financial security to retired workers. Although, pensions are scarce, a disturbing trend of corporate malfeasance threatens their stability. Learn more about how the Alliance for Retired Americans (ARA) is fighting to protect retired workers. Additional information on matters impacting our seniors can be found at the ARA web site: http://www.retiredamericans.org/
Education For Democracy: “Education For Democracy,” is a recent position paper developed by the Albert Shanker Institute that addresses the following: How do we instill in a new generation an understanding of an an appreciation for their stunning political historic?…
How Unions Help All Workers: Unions have a substantial impact on the compensation and work lives of both unionized and nonunionized workers. Unions play a pivotal role in securing and enforcing labor protections such as overtime compensation, family and medical…
The American Labor Studies Center receives numerous inquires from teachers who are interested in
locating a complete course of study on the topic of labor history. Often they hope to have their
school district adopt a version of the course as an elective offering or, at the very least, they
plan to select certain topics for inclusion in a specific course they are already responsible for
Cyber School Bus 3Plus-U – An instructional program developed by the ILO to teach about child labor.
Free The Children – Children Helping Children –
Free the Children is an international network of children helping children at a local, national and international level through representation, leadership and action. It was founded by Craig Kielburger in 1995, when he was 12 years old.
Child Labor Coalition – The Child Labor Coalition (CLC) exists to serve as a national network for the exchange of information about child labor; provide a forum and a unified voice on protecting working minors and ending child labor exploitation…
The International Labour Organization is the UN specialized agency which seeks the promotion of social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights. It was founded in 1919 and is the only surviving major creation of the Treaty of Versailles which brought the League of Nations into being and it became the first specialized agency of the UN in 1946.
The Employee Free Choice Act, supported by a bipartisan coalition in Congress, would enable working people to bargain for better benefits, wages and working conditions by restoring workers’ freedom to choose for themselves whether to join a union…