© 2015 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
History of Labor Unions

History of Labor Unions

Challenges & Opportunities

Available to teachers only as part of the Teaching History of Labor Unions Teacher Pass


Teaching History of Labor Unions Teacher Pass includes:

  • Assignments & Activities
  • Reading Quizzes
  • Current Events & Pop Culture articles
  • Discussion & Essay Questions
  • Challenges & Opportunities
  • Related Readings in Literature & History

Sample of Challenges & Opportunities


There is no denying that unions played a critical role in raising wages and increasing protections for American workers in the first half of the twentieth century. 

But the debate surrounding the role of unions in the contemporary economy is much more complex. Are they still needed? Do they continue to provide necessary protections for otherwise vulnerable workers? Or do they stand in the way of the workplace reforms needed to make American industries competitive in the global economy?


CORRESPONDING LEARNING GUIDE
RESOURCES

Intro      Summary & Analysis      Timeline      People      Facts      Photos      Best of the Web      Citations      Test Review      Teaching