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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:

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Sample of Challenges & Opportunities


That is the question facing many laborers today. Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous.... management... or, um.... Gee. Maybe we'll end our Shakespeare tie-in there and avoid making a calamity of so long a comparison. 

In any case, 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.