2. History of unions
a. The differences of working for a company that has unions and that does not. i. Can talk about the overall benefits and the downfalls of working for a company with unions b. What are unions and what do they do
ii. Definition of unions and how they assist the people involved. iii. International brotherhood of electrical workers (may be oldest) iv. http://www.aflcio.org/About/Our-History/Labor-History-Timeline v. http://www.unionplus.org/about/labor-unions/history-origin vi. http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2009/05/what-unions-do-how-labor-unions-affect-jobs-and-the-economy c. Geographic- where are the most unions in the united states vii. Where are unions in the united states
viii. laws, demographics, taxes
ix. states that do not allow unions or states that have the most unions and the their income rates x. http://www.bls.gov/news.release/union2.toc.htm
3. How do unions function today
d. Demographics- ages of members, race, and location
xi. Poverty rate and cost of living for unionized and non-unionized workers xii. http://www.bls.gov/news.release/union2.toc.htm xiii. http://www.cepr.net/index.php/press-releases/press-releases/demographics-of-labor-movement/ e. Major List companies and major companies and details that are unionized and that are not and how well they do (united auto workers, uaw.org), Nea.org(national education association)/aft-American federation of teachers, American federation of state, county, and municipal employees, f. Union jobs verses private sector
xiv. http://www.econlib.org/library/Enc/LaborUnions.html xv. http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/unions-out-step-dynamic-us-private-sector xvi.
4. Benefits of being unionized
g. How unions effect employees positively and...
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