U.S. labor history refresher

Cover - Berkeley ctr bookletPNLHA members and others who might feel the need a quick refresher on their U.S. labor history will find it in the “Labor History” section of “Work, Money and Power: Unions in the 21sst Century.”

“Unions have been around since shortly after the American Revolution,” the booklet explains. “As the numbers of wage earners in the early republic grew, workers found they need to form organizations to defend their common interests and advance their economic and political agendas.”

Produced in 2013 by the UC Berkeley Labor Center for Labor Research and Education, the well-illustrated booklet was written by Fred Glass of the California Federation of Teachers. The history section is attached.

U.S. labor history – Berkeley Ctr booklet – 2013