Labor

September 6, 2022

If you're looking to honor Labor Day and working people in your classroom, consider these lessons from our collection. 

May 20, 2022

Young people led the way in historic union victories at Amazon and Starbucks. Is labor making a comeback? 

January 3, 2022

U.S. workers are rethinking their relationship to work in the Covid era. Students explore why many Americans are quitting their jobs, or striking for better pay and more respect.

December 21, 2021

Students learn about the science of gratitude - and one person's effort to express gratitude to every person along the supply chain who made their morning cup of coffee possible.

September 5, 2021

Students discuss the historical role of unions in the U.S. - and how a younger generation of workers is seeking to build unions that address their needs.

April 27, 2020

Students hear the voices of the food workers who harvest, deliver, serve, and sell our food, and consider how these workers are on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic.

January 30, 2019

Los Angeles teachers and their allies won a strike demanding improved public education in LA. Students explore the background, strategy, demands, and impact of the strike with a quiz, reading, and discussion.

January 18, 2019

In this simulation, students play the role of striking teachers in order to explore the reasons and strategies behind recent teacher strikes.

January 16, 2019

What made 30,000 teachers in Los Angeles decide to go out on strike? In this lesson, students read short quotes from the news to better understand the issues at stake, and discuss the issues from their own perspective as students. 

August 21, 2018

Is labor on the ropes? In this lesson students learn about and discuss how unions reduce inequality, labor’s losses in recent decades, and the current signs of a resurgence.