This course is an introduction to the labor movement in the United States. It begins by exploring the recent history of labor and the rapidly changing circumstances that unions now find themselves in. We then move on to explore the current issues and debates in the emerging practices of labor in the U. S. The course has a dual focus, both analyzing the practice of unions, as well as providing a survey of the literature about the labor movement.
The principles and techniques of labor advocacy research. Includes survey research, qualitative methods, and corporate research techniques.
Examines development of capital-labor relations, U.S. unions, labor relations systems, and working class culture from the early 1800s to present.
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The principles and techniques of labor advocacy research. Includes survey research, qualitative methods, and corporate research techniques.
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.

This course is an overview of collective bargaining, both in theory and in practice.  Readings and assignments will cover the current state of collective bargaining, theories and strategies in collective bargaining, as well as specific tools for negotiation and bargaining.

Examines development of capital-labor relations, U.S. unions, labor relations systems, and working class culture from the early 1800s to present.