Tag Archives: unions

Modern Times

Yesterday was our last day before spring break. We just completed our Chicago History research project and Fair the previous week as well as our Pullman debates— discussing and debating labor issues, the role of unions, and the materialism of … Continue reading

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Go back up the stairs!

Today we held our annual Pullman debates. We bring Eugene Debs and the ARU, George Pullman, Jane Addams, Attorney General Olney, the Reverend Carwardine, the Pullman workers, the General Managers Association, Governor Altgeld, and the Federal Troops to the table … Continue reading

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“Shirt” by Robert Pinsky

The back, the yoke, the yardage. Lapped seams, The nearly invisible stitches along the collar Turned in a sweatshop by Koreans or Malaysians  xxx Gossiping over tea and noodles on their break Or talking money or politics while one fitted … Continue reading

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What have the unions ever done for us?

This was produced by Manic Times out of Australia. It speaks for itself. A couple of terms you’ll need to know: Superannuation: the Australian version of our Social Security Award System: Australian standards (legally binding) that set out minimum terms … Continue reading

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Wrestling toward resolution

Collective bargaining can be like swimming in a sea of coded words, speaking English as a foreign language, being bilingual in English and English. Negotiating a contract with administrators is like trying to break hieroglyphic code, to unravel linguistic secrets, … Continue reading

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Rachel Maddow: State Politics Go Nuclear

This is Maddow’s broadcast from March 10, 2011, which is about the wider ideological agenda that is demonstrated by the stripping of public workers’ collective bargaining rights in Wisconsin and threatened elsewhere. We must stay engaged and actively work to … Continue reading

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