Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Vocab. & Article Summary: Union Tries to Strike a Balance

Hello Civics Class,

Happy Wednesday! Can you remember the 5 W's from the worksheet yesterday? Highlight the text below for a reminder.

Group 1:  Who is the audience of the article? Who does the topic involve?
Group 2: What is the topic of the article? What are the facts?
Group 3: When do the events in the article take place? What specific dates are mentioned?
                Where do the events in the article take place? What countries, states, or cities are mentioned?
Group 4: Why do you think this information is important? Did you find the article interesting? Why or why not? 
Please choose one person from your group to type your answer to yesterday's worksheet in the comments section below. Once all groups have posted, we should have a great summary of the article. Here are a few tips:

  • Try to write your answer as a full sentence. 
  • Don't forget to comment as "Anonymous" 
  • Add your group members' names to the bottom of your comment. 

When you finish, please take the practice quiz for this week's academic vocabulary.

Thank you for your hard work!


  1. Why 1: Because we could know more about the working condition for the employees.
    Why 2: Yes,Because the article demonstrates a different way of thinking about the employees work area.

  2. WHAT: What is the topic of the article? What are the facts?

    The topic of the article is about the Union TRies to Strike a Balance.
    Like a...
    1.-What do nursing home workers do?
    2.-What are the main demands that workers want the eemployers to meet?
    3.-What forced the strikes?
    4.-What was it like being on trike? What were the risk? Did i ttake courage?
    5.-How has the union made a defference at your workpleace?
    6.-Was the strike worth it?


  3. WHEN: Every two or three years, the union signs a new contract with the nursing homes. In May 2001, workers from thirty-nine connecticut nursign homes went out on strike.
    WHERE: New England, Rhole Island and Massachusetts.