Unions Today

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Class members experience labor/management "win-win" negotiations as they attempt to forge a contract that satisfies both teams' top demands. The teacher mediates the discussion.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have groups research local labor unions and labor relations
Classroom Considerations

  • Designed to be used on Labor Day, the activity is appropriate during any study of labor relations
Pros

  • The packet includes a detailed plan, links to videos and articles, a list of demands to be used in the activity, and other simulation options
Cons

  • Neither suggestions for how to conduct "win-win" negotiations nor a rubric for the simulation are included