The American Federation of Teachers Union Analysis
Current Issues: Labor Movement
1.) Google List of Labor Organizations in America
2.) Scroll the list and select an organization that is of interest to you. I encourage you to select an organization relevant to your career path or current job. For example, the American Federation of Teachers, Starbucks Workers Union, American Federation of Musicians, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, etc. (If you are employed at Walmart or McDonald’s you may not find an associated union, pause to consider why this is.)
3.) Visit your selected union’s wikipedia page, official website, and twitter or social media accounts. Get a sense for what the union organization is about and what current issues they advocate.
4.) In your own words, write 2 – 3 page response paper. The paper should include summary about the union you’ve selected. You may wish to discuss the general info about the union, the current issues you find associated with the union, what is being communicated on the social media outlets, what you think about the union and the issues/challenges facing workers in the field. Be sure to answer the following questions: What do the workers in your field want? How does the union help the workers in your field achieve their goals? How is your selected union and the issues it addresses similar to or different from the unions and their respective demands that we have discussed in class? Additionally, how does contemporary labor issues impacting your field help you to understand the labor issues of the past?