Category Archives: Organizing

Organizing

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Labor Quotes

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… Continue reading

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Unions Are Good for the American Economy by David Madland and Karla Walter

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…

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The Silent War

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…

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How Unions Help All Workers

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… Continue reading

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Courses on Labor History and Related Topics

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
teaching…

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