Labor History Month begins
Through the efforts of CFT activists, May is designated as Labor History Month. In 2012, Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 2269 to establish Labor History Month. Its purpose is to encourage schools “to commemorate this month with appropriate educational exercises that make pupils aware of the role the labor movement has played in shaping California and the United States.”
To carry out the spirit of the law, members of the CFT Labor in the Schools Committee have created invaluable curricula that is FREE to download.
The CFT and the California Labor Federation were co-sponsors of AB 2269 (Swanson, D-Oakland) and continue to work with friends in the Legislature and the labor movement to disseminate information and instructional materials.
Plan now to teach about the value of the labor movement and collective bargaining during Labor History Month!