Labor Day: Union Education Resources
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Do your students know where Labor Day began? How labor unions work? What impact have they had on the course of history, workers' rights and workplace safety, particularly in the United States?
As the American Federation of Teachers celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016, Share My Lesson curated a collection of lesson plans, activities and resources to help you explore the role of labor unions in society with your preK-12 students.
Labor Day: Dig Deeper
Take a closer look at how labor unions strive to address fairness and dignity in the workplace, and help your students explore some of the social justice issues unions have fought for. This curated collection also references contracts, collective bargaining, negotiations, the role of voting, strikes and resolutions. Learn more about the American Federation of Teachers history and about their preK-12 education work.
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