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How today’s unions help working people
By the Economic Policy Institute.
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.
Learn about the best and most comprehensive state federation program for teaching about labor.
A rich resource for books, DVDs, posters, buttons and other items about labor.
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…
Click here for a variety of labor history lesson plans including ‘United We Stand’ from the Library of Congress
The American Labor Merit Badge was established by the Boy Scouts in 1987. For requirements and more.
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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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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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.
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.
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.
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