Workers

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…
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…
June 11, 2014
To the Teacher:  Many people have begun to look for organic or locally grown food in the grocery store or restaurant. But how often do we consider those who work to bring us our food?   …
January 13, 2014
To the teacher:     This lesson focuses on a less well-known part of Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy, but one that is extremely relevant today: the Poor People's Campaign that Dr. King led over 40…
October 2, 2013
To the Teacher:  Over the last year, employees at a number of fast food chains—including McDonald's and Burger King—have launched labor strikes in cities across the country. Workers are demanding…
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…