Unions Help The Working People

ON YOUR OWN:

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

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

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.”

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. Read about what they won.  Look at those two links with a partner, but write the answer to this question on your own on your website:

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

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