Lessons for Labor Unions

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  • History by Heroes - … changed? Labor unrest and unions. Explain the causes for the labor unrest of the period, and the relationship to the rise of unions. What was the perceived government position regarding the role of labor unions? Immigration reform. What were the … in Philadelphia, the Knights of Labor is established as a national organization. It is the first labor union to attempt to organize all …
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  • Turning the century - … Day 3. Day 4 Labor Unions The students will be creating a newspaper article summarizing the rise of the labor unions. The article should include the following: business practices of the "tycoons", a timeline illustrating the rise of the labor unions, a description of the labor strikes occurring between 1877 and 1910, and labeling a map of the major labor strikes …
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  • Rural America in Transition - … business profits in rural counties in several ways. Relative labor costs. Labor costs are often the single most important input cost to … -work laws generally are not highly unionized, and firms tend to have more flexibility in using labor resources.(6) Thus, all else … share effect may reflect the strength of institutions like powerful labor unions that can prevent loss of employment that is occurring in …
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  • Entrepreneurs in History - … his day, Carnegie was a vocal champion of labor rights. In his day, labor unions were widely considered to be dangerous intrusions on … his own terms. Such a policy toward labor seems harsh by comparison with modern labor relations, but in the 19 th century … noble side: the notorious graft, corruption, and waste of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific defrauded the public and poisoned national …
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  • Fast Food Forward - … Issues Grade Level: High School Middle School Topic: Economy Tags: labor unions worker rights Description: A one-day strike by fast food … do." .... Some fast food workers have already been suspended for union activity, organizers said, and they expect further retaliation in the … a union or have improperly interrogated workers about backing a union drive. Sources: New York Times: Alternet: CNBC: US Bureau of Labor Statistics …
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  • The Great Depression: Strike!!! - … Southern Worker. Labor unions and the "strike" weapon seemed to many workers the only way to gain relief and recognition. Unions experienced an … the efforts of union organizers. Many Alabamians responded to the call for changes to the status quo from labor and political organizations … union formed to assist steel and mine workers in labor issues such as wages and safety/health. d. I. L. D.: International Labor
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  • To Keep the Strike Going or to End It? That Was the Question - … to answer these questions. KEY CONCEPTS Cost/Benefit Analysis, Incentive, Labor Union STUDENTS WILL Describe the circumstances around the 1998 NBA players … to know about the NBA's labor tiff. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/basketball/nba/1998/labor/news/1998/06/24/lockout_primer/ The … at a crossroads": http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/basketball/nba/1998/labor/news/1998/06/24/lockout/ "A lockout primer": http://sportsillustrated …
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  • On the Line - … unions. Unit Themes and Topics: assembly-line technology economic growth and decline immigrants mass production rise of consumer society rise of labor unions … were the concerns of the early labor movements? What are the concerns of labor today? How have unions changed? How have they remained … . 44:30 Post-depression unemployment. 47:10 Beginnings of Unions. 50:20 Union recognized by General Motors and Chrysler. 51:00 Ford …
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  • FDR and Barack Obama: Leading the Nation Through Hard Times - … program covered only 60 percent of workers. It excluded farm laborers, domestics, teachers, nurses, and those who worked in companies employing … organize in labor unions and to bargain collectively with employers became law. In the summer of 1935, Congress passed the National Labor Relations … militant actions, demanding their right to union representation. Partly as a result of the Wagner Act, unionization levels soared and, over time …
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  • Imposing Democracy - … the peerage, dispossessing the rural landlord class, encouraging a strong labor movement, institutionalizing protection of human rights and women’s equality … of responsible state intervention in the political economy; acceptance of labor and leftwing voices as natural and legitimate contributors to political … pressure groups. The reconstructed Left gained political strength by founding labor unions, agricultural cooperatives, and research groups, or by reviving formerly suppressed …
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