Unions

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…
May 8, 2016
Quick Quiz   Can Verizon Beat the Unions? — 247wallst.com headline   In this headline, what does the word "union" mean? (Those who have studied for standardized tests may already be familiar with…
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…
March 14, 2013
To the Teacher: With more than 2.1 million employees, Walmart, the big-box retail outlet known for its low prices, is the world's largest private employer. But bargains for consumers and profits…
March 13, 2013
Let's Talk About Testing by Jinnie Spiegler Middle School, High School In this interactive lesson, students explore opposing views on the high-stakes testing debate, think about their own views and…
December 1, 2012
  To the teacher: Fast food workers walked off the job in New York City on November 29, 2012. They went on strike to demand better wages and the right to join a union.  It was by far the largest…
April 4, 2007
To the Teacher: This is a teachable moment to engage students in considering unions in this country—what role they have played and why union membership is declining. The student reading below…