Chicago and Illinois are the home of many labor struggles that have shaped the nation and the world. The stories of the work and workers.
In support of student work, the Illinois Labor History Society offers two cash prizes at the State Expo (one for each division) and also a prize at the Metro High School Finals.
Some ideas to consider for the 2011 Theme: "Debates and Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences"
- Haymarket Tragedy
- Pardoning of the Haymarket
- Pullman Strike and Reformers
- Craft Unions vs Industrial Unions
- IWW—One Big Union
- Union Responses to Women Workers and Title 7
- Taft-Hartley Act
- Integrated Unions
- Responses to Technology