AFL-CIO's Liz Shuler on Labor Education ""We Need to Get Into the Elementary Schools."
By contrast, Shuler notes "Wisconsin years ago passed" a mandate for labor education within its schools. "That's why the students came with their teachers," she said about the ongoing protests in Madison against right wing GOP Gov. Scott Walker's moves to strip 200,000 state and local workers of collective bargaining rights.You'd better believe it. These people are coming for your children.
"High school is too late" to educate students about unions and workers, says Shuler, the daughter of union parents in Oregon who joined the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers as an activist and organizer after college. "We need to get into the elementary schools."