Railroad Strike

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The railroad workers are set to strike on Friday, September 16th. Let’s take a look at this current event. Did you know?

Silly scene with bugs riding on the train

  • A workers strike is when the employees refuse to work
  • The railroad workers do not want to have to work on their days off
  • The employees want better wages and a fair contract
  • Experts are saying a strike could shut down 30% of the country’s freight
  • It could also stop many passenger trains
  • The 12 unions need to agree to the offer to stop a strike
  • The workers have not had a contract for the past three years
  • The average pay for those that work on the trains is $65,000
  • Congress could delay the strike

Homeschoolers/Educators/Parents: Sketch/color an illustration. Theme: fair. Write these words in alphabetic order: workers, strike, railroad, pay, fair.  Finish this sentence: I think the railroad workers should … Talk about what you know about trains. Predict what you think will happen on Friday. Read the story called “Billy Goat Gruff” in Learning to Read: Fairy Tale Adventures (Kindle/Audiobook/Paperback). Describe how the biggest Billy Goat helped keep the bridge open. (Skillset: creativity, identify, comprehend, apply, predict, discuss)


About Martha Quinn

Book author, licensed teacher, master's degree (Reading K-12, Social Studies 7-12). Former homeschooler. Happily married Christian with two terrific children. Loves animals, swimming, music, fishing, gardening, cooking, traveling, exciting movies, good books, and the great outdoors.

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