By Bob Katzen
Bill (H 595) – Would require public schools to teach students the history of working people and the labor movement in the United States.
“This bill will ensure that public schools in the commonwealth teach the often-overlooked history of our working class and the labor movement,” said sponsor Rep. Sean Garballey (D-Arlington). “Massachusetts has a history in this regard dating back several hundred years. Organized labor unions fought for better wages, reasonable hours and safer working conditions. The labor movement led efforts to stop child labor, give health benefits and provide aid to workers who were injured or retired. I plan to refile it next session.”