ERIC Number: ED288967
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Dignity in the Workplace: A Student Guide to Labor Unions. Connections. School and Work Transitions.
Merz, Harold E.; Bhaerman, Robert D.
This student guide provides instructional materials for seven units in the area of labor studies. Unit topics are introduction to labor unions, who labor in America is, collective bargaining: democracy in the workplace, preserving workers' rights: safeguards in the system, partners in education and training, partners in public service: labor unions and the community, and labor's stand on key national issues. Each unit begins by listing goals for learning and tools for learning. Informative material is followed by a unit quiz. Fact sheets are then provided with information on unions and industries in these vocational areas: agriculture and natural resources; business and professional services; commodities manufacturing; communication and public utilities; construction; consumer goods manufacturing; finance, real estate, and insurance; food retailing and restaurant; government; health services; hospitality and personal services; industrial goods manufacturing; transportation; and wholesale trade and nonfood retailing. These types of facts are provided: employers and worksite locations; job opportunities for vocational-technical graduates; trends (industry and the economy, wages, benefits and working conditions); opportunities for worker involvement, growth and skill development, and public service; and action steps. (YLB)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Career Education, Collective Bargaining, Community Services, Fringe Benefits, Instructional Materials, Labor Relations, Lifelong Learning, Occupational Information, Political Attitudes, Secondary Education, Tests, Union Members, Unions, Vocational Education
National Center Publications, Box SP, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1090 (Order No. SP100AC02--$7.75; complete Connections set, SP100PR--$350.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Note: For related documents, see ED 263 383 and CE 047 979-998.