The Capitol Report panel discusses a bill before the legislature that would require public schools to teach the history of organized labor. May 1, also known as May Day, is a day to celebrate organized labor and workers’ rights.
Here is the text of the bill, from the website of the Connecticut General Assembly.
|Proposed Bill No. 12|
January Session, 2013
|LCO No. 188|
|Referred to Committee on EDUCATION|
|SEN. LOONEY, 11th Dist.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:
That section 10-16b of the general statutes be amended to include labor history and law, including the history of organized labor, the collective bargaining process and existing legal protections in the workplace, as part of the public school curriculum.
Statement of Purpose: