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Description:  The bloody Pullman strike in 1894 spurred the national holiday that recognizes American workers.

Source: CNNMoney.com – video report
 
Date: 09/03/2010

Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/news/2010/09/03/n_labor_day_history_2010.cnnmoney/

Questions for discussion: 

  • Summarize the historical successes of organized labor that are highlighted in the video.
  • Why do you think the general public is often critical of organized labor?
  • Do you believe there is a problem in because some unionized workers enjoy better benefits than others?
  • How can the gap between benefits enjoyed by unionized and non-unionized workers be closed?
  • What role is there for governments?

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