These were the REQUIREMENTS
before the REVISIONS made on January 1, 2006
To see the current requirements
- Do ONE of the following:
- Develop a time line of significant history of the American
labor movement from the 1770's to today.
- Prepare an exhibit or a scrapbook illustrating three
major achievements of the American labor movement
- In 500 words or more, write about one of the founders
of organized labor in the United States.
- In 500 words of more, write how the work force fits
into the economic system of the United States.
- Check with some news sources where you live -- public library,
federal, states, county, or municipal employment office - for
information about working people and their concerns. Discuss
your findings with your counselor.
- Discuss with your counselor how you would lead a discussion
on the subject of worker concerns about job- related issues.
Issues should be related to the workplace (safety, job assignments,
seniority, wages, child care, etc...)
- With the help of your counselor, prepare an exhibit or scrapbook
illustrating ONE of the following:
- Issues that concern American workers.
- Federal and state labor laws showing how these laws
affect American Workers.
- Current issues you have learned about from a national
union or employee group.
- Visit the office or attend a meeting of a local union, an
AFL-CIO labor council, or an independent employee organization.
Talk with some people there and find out what the organization
does. Draw a diagram of the organizational structure of the
association you visited from the local to the national level,
- Be prepared to define and discuss some of the key terms
used in labor relations.
- With help from your counselor, determine some of the basic
rights and responsibilities that members of unions, employee
organizations, and those not belonging to a collective association
- With help from your counselor, chart a comparison of wages,
benefits, and working conditions in a union shop and a nonunion
shop in the same industry.
- Discuss why it is important to maintain good relationships
among business, labor, and government. Describe to your counselor
what can happen when these relationships get out of balance.
- Discuss with your counselor the different goals that may
exist with owners of a business, its stockholders, its customers,
its employees, the employees' representatives, the community,
and public officials. Explain why agreements and compromises
are made and how they affect each group in attaining its goals.
BSA Advancement ID#: 121
Pamphlet Revision Date: 1993
Requirements last updated in 1987