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Labor History: Hardballs and Handshakes

  • baseball labor history
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Subject Physical Education — Games and Sports, Social Studies — Civics and Government
Grade Level Grades 9-12
Resource Type Article, Lesson Plan
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CC (BY-NC-ND)

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Why would workers choose to form a union and bargain collectively?  Use this lesson plan to understand the labor relations in Major League Baseball.

Behind the big salaries are complex negotiations between labor and management. Students compare and contrast models of resolving differences by exploring player organizations in baseball's labor history.

THEMATIC UNIT OBJECTIVE

  • Recognize the economic effects of marginal utility.
  • Understand the role of consumer demand in determining price.
  • Identify factors that contribute to the changing level of consumer demand for a given product.
  • Create a demand schedule and demand curve.
  • Explain how a cost index is designed and used.

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