Topic not covered by other course work. Consultation with faculty member required.
The principles and techniques of labor advocacy research. Includes survey research, qualitative methods, and corporate research techniques.
Introduction to federal law governing labor unions, the right to organize, and collective bargaining. Topics include historical examination of labor law in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the operation of the National Labor Relations Board, and the National Labor Relations Act as well as public sector labor law. In this context, the course will examine major structural shifts in the 21st century labor markets and capitalist economy including the rise of the 'gig economy' and other forms of precarious employment, the intersection of race and labor, speech issues in the workplace, and the interplay of workplace rights and property rights. 
Examines development of capital-labor relations, U.S. unions, labor relations systems, and working class culture from the early 1800s to present.
This course is a research and writing seminar for graduate students in the Labor Studies MS degree program. Students complete an original research project in a series of stages, including articulating methodologies, literature review, outlining, writing, feedback, and intensive peer review. The final product is a polished work ready for publication and conference presentations.
Introduction to the principles and practices of union organizing. Topics include theories of organizing, internal and external organizing, and a case analysis of current organizing campaigns.
Examines development of capital-labor relations, U.S. unions, labor relations systems, and working class culture from the early 1800s to present.
An overview of the theory and practice of collective bargaining. Includes analysis of different approaches to bargaining, the negotiations process, contract campaigns, and implementing a contract under the law.
An overview of the theory and practice of collective bargaining. Includes analysis of different approaches to bargaining, the negotiations process, contract campaigns, and implementing a contract under the law.
The principles and techniques of labor advocacy research. Includes survey research, qualitative methods, and corporate research techniques.