Examine labor issues related to an industry/organization.
DefinitionExamination should include
- workers’ rights and responsibilities (e.g., wages, benefits, working conditions)
- role of employment contracts and agreements
- role of certification, licensure, and other requirements for specific jobs/occupations
- role of labor organizations and other worker advocacy groups (e.g., professional/trade associations).
- What practices and methods of communication between management and labor would lead to understanding and implementing worker rights and responsibilities?
- How important is compromise when dealing with labor issues?
Related Standards of Learning
History and Social Science
The student will apply social science skills to understand that in a democratic republic, thoughtful and effective participation in civic life is characterized by
- exercising personal character traits such as trustworthiness, responsibility, and honesty;
- obeying the law and paying taxes;
- serving as a juror;
- participating in the political process and voting in local, state, and national elections;
- performing public service;
- keeping informed about current issues;
- respecting differing opinions and the rights of others;
- practicing personal and fiscal responsibility;
- demonstrating the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that foster the responsible and respectful use of digital media; and
- practicing patriotism.
Other Related Standards
Suggested Learning Activities
Labor Issues: The Impact of Labor Unions on American Workers
Objective: Examine labor unions and their impact on American workers.
Materials: Newspapers, trade journals, the Internet, and Teacher Notes