Lessons for Labor Unions

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  • Our Food, their Struggle: Farmworker Organizing - … Grade Level: High School Topic: Civil Liberties Economy Immigration Tags: labor workers organizing Description: Two student readings give an overview of … organization. They didn't call the National Farmworkers Association a labor union, because people had such bad memories of lost strikes and … who comply with a program of improved labor standards. In an April 24, 2014 article, labor and workplace reporter Steven Greenhouse highlights …
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  • Joe McCarthy and the Red Scare - … communist. People worried that communists might try to subvert schools, labor unions, and other institutions. Government agencies and private groups began to … ideology and revolution to the world. Labor Unrest/Strikes: Post-war economic problems led some unions to strike for better wages and … . Most of these immigrants worked as unskilled laborers in factories. Some tried to organize unions to push for better working conditions, which …
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  • World Trade-Offs - … , excesses, dynamo, transition, globalization, acronym, prosperity, civility, disorientation, agribusiness, radical, unionized, teamsters, stagnant, gentrified, credo, consortium, dignitaries, bonanza, vignettes, emblematic, advocate … history. 8. Create an illustrated timeline about the milestones of unions in the United States. Interdisciplinary Connections: Geography- Explore how world … in November 1999, including the reactions of different countries and labor unions around the globe, through news in The New York Times …
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  • Propaganda war: Patriots vs. Loyalists - … merge. Advocacy, Grantmaking, and Civic Organizations Job description Business, professional, labor, political, and similar organizations comprised about 50 percent of the … associations are health professional and bar associations. Labor organizations promote the interests of the labor union members they represent by negotiating improvement in wages, benefits, and working conditions. They persuade workers to become members of a union
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  • Labor Day Workers Cube - … story behind the holiday. The first Labor Day parade was sponsored by the Central Labor Union in New York City on September 5 … importance within the community and economy. Discover how and when Labor Day is celebrated throughout the world, such as parades, speeches … of wreaths, and picnics. Older students could research how the labor-union movement brought about laws keeping children out of the workplace …
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  • June 23, 1947 | The Taft-Hartley Act - … bill, argued that there was "an unquestioned public demand for labor legislation to end abuses which are apparent to the American … Christmas shopping season, while taking on political risk by angering labor unions a month before mid-term elections. The article noted, "a … do not guarantee a resolution of the labor dispute. When the cooling-off period ends, unions often resume their walkout." Connect to …
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  • Working Where the Sun Never Shines - … working conditions in the mines led to the formation of labor unions such as the United Mine Workers of America. John Brophy … the works of key individuals who were instrumental in forming labor unions and legislation to identify the measures that were taken to … . Analyze various written documents to identify the strategies used by unions and miners to solve the poor working conditions faced by …
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  • Campaign Finance Reform: an Activity for High School Students - … . Begin with a quick poll of the students: Should businesses, labor unions and individuals have the right to contribute as much money … as the following to get around it: 1. Encourage employees, labor unions members or friends to contribute $2000 in hard money. In … restrictions of federal election law. The law forbids corporations and unions from making contributions in federal elections. But they can set …
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  • Incentives, Innovations, and Roles of Institutions - … economies to help individuals and groups accomplish their goals. Banks, labor unions, corporations, legal systems, and not-for-profit organizations are examples … talents, to their most highly-valued uses. Economists distinguish between labor and entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurs are investors, risking their resources in the … profits. They organize the activities of others, including laborers, in productive endeavors. Laborers, who do not bear the risks of production or …
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  • The Great Depression - … Journal Entry, concept lesson WWI Lesson Plans Pre-test for Labor Union Concept Lesson RWT 2 Conversation with mentor, performance assessment Journal … perspectives Student discussion on WWII ESL class observation Immigration discussion Labor Union dicussion WWI activating prior knowledge WWI Bell ringer Final project … in St. Croix Modification of Journal Assignment Working in pairs Labor Union concept lesson RWT 4 Adjusting pre/ post assessment Beginning of …
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