Unions Help The Working People

Posted by on February 24, 2012 
Filed under U.S. Becomes Modern Nation

ON YOUR OWN:

Learn about the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire and watch the video, too.

Learn more about the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire here.

Learn about Major Labor Strikes and watch the video, too.

Watch this video on child labor.

Watch this video on the Rise of Unions.

Watch this video on industrial workers.

Complete this cloze about Labor Day.

WITH A PARTNER:

Read about organized labor.

Read “How Labor Got Its Day.”

Learn more about Labor Day here.

Unions are still active today. Look at these photos, and read the captions, about how a recent group of workers in Chicago refused to leave their factory when it closed because they hadn’t been paid.

Do you think the workers were right in doing what they did?  Why or why not?

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