Unions push legislatures for labor history courses

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Updated: 6/15/2014 9:39 am

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Unions and their allies are looking to state legislatures to establish labor history curriculum in schools, but they're facing strong pushback.

In six states, opponents have blocked efforts to educate about the formation of unions and their accomplishments.

Kevin Dayton is a policy consultant to non-union construction companies in California. He says union officials believe one reason workers are not organizing is because they're not taught the benefits of a unionized workforce.

The secretary-treasurer of teachers union AFT Connecticut says it's not that labor unions are aiming to increase their ranks but that opponents are preventing legislation to keep unions from growing. Legislation for labor history curriculum failed in Connecticut this year for the third time.

Only California and Delaware call on teachers to offer labor history classes.

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oldguyincc - 6/15/2014 11:04 AM
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It behooves businesses, and governments to prevent people from learning about the necessity of organized labor. It seems that unions are always pushing for more, but without them, employees would still have to furnish their own coal for the stoves at work. There would be NO benefits. Wages would still be in the pennies per hour range.

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