Labor

August 21, 2018
Photo: Teachers and their allies picket outside the Milwaukee Public School headquarters in April 2018, demanding better school funding. Photo by Charles Edward Miller.    To the Teacher Over the…
January 19, 2018
Gathering   Invite students to stand up if the following statements apply to them. If your students are differently abled, consider doing this activity by inviting students to raise their hand or…
September 8, 2017
  Quiz 1. What is "Fight for 15?" a) How the Mayweather/McGregor heavyweight boxing (with its $15 million prize) was billed. b) The reality show where contestants may win a 15–minute appearance…
March 14, 2017
  To the Teacher   For the past several decades, union membership in the United States has been on a steady decline, and the prominence of unions in American life has dwindled. With Donald Trump's…
June 19, 2015
Begin by asking students to share one thing they would like to do while on vacation, either this summer or someday in the future.   A pre-summer quiz Have students take this quick quiz on vacation…
May 19, 2015
Learning Objectives Students will: read about the working conditions for nail salon employees evaluate different points of view about the workers’ situation brainstorm possible actions they can…
April 12, 2015
Ask the class what the slogan Fight for 15 means. Does it mean: a)  lower the voting age to 15 b) increase the size of soccer teams to 15 c) at least 15 minutes recess for students in all grades…
March 12, 2015
 Show students the picture below. You might ask if anyone wants to hazard a guess about what this woman’s job is.  What is she doing?   This woman is investigating a deadly fire.  Her name is Frances…
February 21, 2015
News  On February 19, 2015, Walmart, the nation’s largest private employer, announced that it was raising wages for 500,000 of its 1.4 million workers. The new base rate will be $9 per hour. The…
August 28, 2014
  To the Teacher: Labor Day has come to symbolize the unofficial end of summer for many Americans. However, the national holiday, which traces back to 1894, is also an opportunity for reflection on…