Labor Relations, Law and History (ILRLR)Industrial and Labor Relations

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

ILRLR 1100

Introductory survey covering the major changes in the nature of work, the workforce, and the institutions involved in industrial relations from the late 19th century to the present. view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 15338ILRLR 1100  LEC 001

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  • 15480ILRLR 1100  DIS 211

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  • 15481ILRLR 1100  DIS 212

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  • 15482ILRLR 1100  DIS 213

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  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 15365ILRLR 1100  LEC 002

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  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 15629ILRLR 1100  LEC 003

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  • 17711ILRLR 1100  DIS 231

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  • 17712ILRLR 1100  DIS 232

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  • 17713ILRLR 1100  DIS 233

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ILRLR 1200

This course provides an introduction to the field of Disability Studies, in both an academic and applied context, and will examine the issues that affect the inclusion and integration of people ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

ILRLR 1845

This course studies the history of American capitalism. It helps you to answer these questions: What is capitalism? Is the U.S. more capitalist than other countries? How has capitalism shaped the history ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AMST 1540HIST 1540

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17557ILRLR 1845  LEC 001

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  • A University Course.

  • 17558ILRLR 1845  DIS 201

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  • 17559ILRLR 1845  DIS 202

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  • 17560ILRLR 1845  DIS 203

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  • 17561ILRLR 1845  DIS 204

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  • 17562ILRLR 1845  DIS 205

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  • 17563ILRLR 1845  DIS 206

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  • 17564ILRLR 1845  DIS 207

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  • 17565ILRLR 1845  DIS 208

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ILRLR 2010

Survey and analysis of the law governing labor relations and employee rights in the workplace. Half of the course examines the legal framework in which collective bargaining takes place, including union ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 15339ILRLR 2010  LEC 001

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  • Beginning with the Fall 2015 semester ILRLR 2010 is no longer a pre or corequisite to ILRLR 2050.

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  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 15471ILRLR 2010  LEC 002

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  • Beginning with the Fall 2015 semester ILRLR 2010 is no longer a pre or corequisite to ILRLR 2050.

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  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 15688ILRLR 2010  LEC 003

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  • Beginning with the Fall 2015 semester ILRLR 2010 is no longer a pre or corequisite to ILRLR 2050.

ILRLR 2050

Comprehensive introduction to industrial and labor relations and collective bargaining in the United States; the negotiation, scope, and day-to-day administration of contracts; the major substantive issues ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 15357ILRLR 2050  LEC 001

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  • Not Open to first year students. Beginning with the Fall 2015 semester ILRLR 2010 is no longer a pre or corequisite to ILRLR 2050.

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 15686ILRLR 2050  LEC 002

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  • Not Open to first year students. Beginning with the Fall 2015 semester ILRLR 2010 is no longer a pre or corequisite to ILRLR 2050.

ILRLR 2060

Topics change depending on semester and instructor. view course details

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  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Cultural,Political,& Legal Perspect, on Disability

  • 15597ILRLR 2060  SEM 101

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  • This sophomore writing seminar engages in a critical, in-depth study of the way in which people with disabilities and the disability experience are represented in an array of interdisciplinary texts, with particular emphasis on the legal tradition and interpretations. Drawing from a variety of historical as well as contemporary texts and documents, we will explore the implications of disability in culture and policy, particularly as they impact ideas of citizenship and rights, primarily in the United States, but also globally.  We will examine the history of disability law, looking closely at a number of Supreme Court cases and decisions. We will additionally allow for an intensive focus on the development of critical thought and reasoning in both oral and written communication. This course fulfills the ILR Advanced Writing requirement. Enrollment is restricted to ILR Sophomores and others with permission of the instructor.

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  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Law and Society

  • 17555ILRLR 2060  SEM 102

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  • This course examines the experiences of workers attempting to navigate the labor standards enforcement bureaucracy. We begin by reviewing the conditions of post-industrial labor in an era of declining unionization and weak federal and state protections. Next we review theories of legal consciousness and legal mobilization, which help explain the conditions under which low-wage workers learn about their rights and come forward to demand justice. We walk through claimsmaking in an array of federal and state administrative bureaucracies, including wage and hour, health and safety, and discrimination. We also look at how the immigration enforcement regime intersects with the tenets of at-will employment to grant employers wide latitude in retaliating against undocumented workers and stifling attempts at legal mobilization. We next assess how these formal protections are filtered through various institutional gatekeepers (including legal advocates and medical experts) and how organizational compliance structures (such as human resources and mediation programs) have limited worker¿s ability to make claims on their rights. We consider how intersecting bases of inequality (such as gender, race, and national origin) are processed by administrative bureaucracies, and how lay versus legal conceptions of workplace justice often diverge. We end by considering the fallout of workplace abuse on individuals and their families. This course fulfills the ILR Advanced Writing requirement. Enrollment is restricted to ILR Sophomores and others with permission of the instructor.

ILRLR 2300

Students learn the principles of argumentation and debate. Topics emphasize Internet database research, synthesis of collected data, policy analysis of evidentiary quality, refutation of counter claims, ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 15541ILRLR 2300  LEC 001

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ILRLR 3035

Undergraduate seminar whose topic changes depending on semester and instructor. view course details

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  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Public Policy Issues in Labor and Employment

  • 15669ILRLR 3035  LEC 001

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  • Examines several of the most significant labor and employment issues currently challenging U.S. policymakers. The course begins by introducing students to the various means by which elements of the U.S. government --- particularly the agencies with primary responsibility for labor and employment policy --- change or influence policy in a political environment. Armed with an analytic framework for considering public policy issues, students will explore some of the most important and pressing issues affecting workers, employers, and the U.S. economy in the 21st Century. Topics may include the effect of technology and globalization on the composition and number of jobs available to American workers, stagnant wages and wage inequality, the decline in employer-provided social insurance, historically low union density and worker organization, worker migration, and the inclusion of historically excluded workers in the workplace. Students will write an original research paper about a current labor or employment policy issue that presents a definition and detailed analysis of the policy problem and a strategy for affecting meaningful policy change. Prior courses in law and economics will benefit students, but are not required.

ILRLR 3040

Undergraduate seminar whose topic changes depending on semester and instructor. view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • Topic: Women, Gender and Capitalism

  • 16702ILRLR 3040  LEC 001

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  • This course offers a historical perspective on women and gender as part of the changing contours of United States capitalism in the 19th and 20th centuries. We will examine, among other issues, the relationship between family and market economies; the role of the public and private sectors in enhancing and limiting choices for women as paid and unpaid laborers; the ways that women¿individually and collectively¿influenced and were influenced by the nature of capitalism. Course goals include learning to approach contemporary debates about gender and work with a historical lens; thinking about gender, work, family, and capitalism as fluid concepts that are shaped by changing social, economic, political, and cultural forces; and recognizing the fluidity between the public and private spheres by studying women¿s experiences.childbirth, childrearing, and unpaid domestic chores. Readings will focus on the experiences of individual women workers, the ways that sex-segregated labor has been socially and economically undervalued, and the norms affecting occupational boundaries.

ILRLR 3055

This course investigates several different modes of rhetorical criticism for speech acts dealing with labor movements throughout history. The course moves from the early rhetoric of the Boston coopers ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 16826ILRLR 3055  LEC 001

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  • This course investigates several different modes of rhetorical criticism for speech acts dealing with labor movements throughout history. The course moves from the early rhetoric of the Boston coopers and shoemakers form guilds through the formation of modern labor unions and the rhetorical responses to these movements from various stakeholders to present day speech acts involving current issues involving labor. Students learn the historical context of the speech acts surrounding significant labor events and how to apply rhetorical analysis tools to them. A midterm, final exam, and assigned papers make up the grading.

ILRLR 3057

The course will build on existing student knowledge of theories of dispute resolution and explore application of these concepts to the field of environmental and natural resource conflicts.  The course ... view course details

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  •   Seven Week - First.  Combined with: ILRLR 6057

  • 2 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 16828ILRLR 3057  LEC 001

    • MIves Hall 112
    • Aug 25 - Oct 11, 2015
    • Bickerman, J

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  • The course will build on existing student knowledge of theories of dispute resolution and explore application of these concepts to the field of environmental and natural resource conflicts. The course will begin with a review of fundamental concepts of interest-based negotiation, mediation and other general dispute resolution techniques applicable to complex, multi-party environmental conflicts. Students will then be introduced to the architecture of several environmental statutes and the manner in which these obligations are enforced by the federal and state governments and private parties. An investigation of several natural resource conflicts will conclude the seven-week class.

ILRLR 3830

This course, a distance learning endeavor with the International Labor Organization in Geneva, examines U.S. domestic labor law and policy using internationally accepted human rights principles as standards ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 15603ILRLR 3830  LEC 001

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ILRLR 4000

Examines the theory, practice, and strategy of organizing in a global economy. Addresses current challenges facing unions organizing in both the public and private sector, in certification elections, and ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ILRLR 6010

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17607ILRLR 4000  LEC 001

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ILRLR 4012

Deals with managing and resolving workplace conflicts and examines dispute resolution and conflict management in both union and nonunion settings. The course covers two related topics: (1) third-party ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ILRLR 6012

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 15691ILRLR 4012  LEC 001

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ILRLR 4017

Examines labor relations law, policy and practice in the railroad and airline industries under the Railway Labor Act and the National Mediation Board (NMB). Covers key historical developments and current ... view course details

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  •   Seven Week - Second.  Combined with: ILRLR 6017

  • 2 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 16822ILRLR 4017  LEC 001

    • WIves Hall 217
    • Oct 12 - Dec 4, 2015
    • Compa, L

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ILRLR 4030

Surveys economic and industrial issues in the sports industry. Topics include salary determination, including free agency, salary caps, salary arbitration; competitive balance and financial health of sports ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ECON 3460

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 15659ILRLR 4030  LEC 001

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ILRLR 4075

Examination of the often hidden values and assumptions that underlie the contemporary U.S. systems of employment law, work and business, and industrial relations. Classroom discussions and student research ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ILRLR 6070

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 15700ILRLR 4075  LEC 001

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ILRLR 4865

Many Democratic and Republican party political leaders claim to be education reformers. Billionaire philanthropists say the same. They and public education's other critics agree that they do not like the ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ILRLR 6865

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

ILRLR 4880

Examines major theories of justice and applies them to contemporary issues of the student's choice, such as affirmative action and reverse discrimination, income inequality, and gun control. view course details

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  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 16831ILRLR 4880  LEC 001

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ILRLR 6010

Examines the theory, practice, and strategy of organizing in a global economy. Addresses current challenges facing unions organizing in both the public and private sector, in certification elections, and ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ILRLR 4000

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 18543ILRLR 6010  LEC 001

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ILRLR 6011

Deals with negotiation and bargaining, focusing on process, practice, and procedures. Concentrates on the use of negotiation and bargaining to resolve conflicts and disputes between organizations and groups. ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 15351ILRLR 6011  LEC 001

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  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 15709ILRLR 6011  LEC 002

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ILRLR 6012

Deals with managing and resolving workplace conflicts and examines dispute resolution and conflict management in both union and nonunion settings. The course covers two related topics: (1) third-party ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ILRLR 4012

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 15692ILRLR 6012  LEC 001

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ILRLR 6017

Examines labor relations law, policy and practice in the railroad and airline industries under the Railway Labor Act and the National Mediation Board (NMB). Covers key historical developments and current ... view course details

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  •   Seven Week - Second.  Combined with: ILRLR 4017

  • 2 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 16823ILRLR 6017  LEC 001

    • WIves Hall 217
    • Oct 12 - Dec 4, 2015
    • Compa, L

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ILRLR 6020

This course is designed to be an advanced seminar for graduate and undergraduate students who have a serious interest in the practice and profession of labor arbitration. Classroom discussions, group exercise ... view course details

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  •   Seven Week - Second. 

  • 1 Credit GradeNoAud

  • 15703ILRLR 6020  LEC 001

    • MTWSuIves Hall 111
    • Oct 18 - Oct 21, 2015
    • Lipsky, D

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ILRLR 6023

This course is offered to students interested in acquiring thorough knowledge of the theory and practice of mediation as well as the techniques employed by effective mediators. In the first segment of ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: LAW 6080

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 15702ILRLR 6023  SEM 101

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ILRLR 6057

The course will build on existing student knowledge of theories of dispute resolution and explore application of these concepts to the field of environmental and natural resource conflicts.  The course ... view course details

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  •   Seven Week - First.  Combined with: ILRLR 3057

  • 2 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 16832ILRLR 6057  LEC 001

    • MIves Hall 112
    • Aug 25 - Oct 11, 2015
    • Bickerman, J

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  • The course will build on existing student knowledge of theories of dispute resolution and explore application of these concepts to the field of environmental and natural resource conflicts. The course will begin with a review of fundamental concepts of interest-based negotiation, mediation and other general dispute resolution techniques applicable to complex, multi-party environmental conflicts. Students will then be introduced to the architecture of several environmental statutes and the manner in which these obligations are enforced by the federal and state governments and private parties. An investigation of several natural resource conflicts will conclude the seven-week class.

ILRLR 6070

Examination of the often hidden values and assumptions that underlie the contemporary U.S. systems of employment law, work and business, and industrial relations. Classroom discussions and student research ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ILRLR 4075

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 15630ILRLR 6070  LEC 001

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ILRLR 6865

Many Democratic and Republican party political leaders claim to be education reformers. Billionaire philanthropists say the same. They and public education's other critics agree that they do not like the ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ILRLR 4865

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

ILRLR 9800

Provides a forum for the presentation of current research being undertaken by faculty members and graduate students in the Department of Labor Relations, History, and Law, and by invited guests. All M.S. ... view course details

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  • 2 Credits S/U NoAud

  • 15602ILRLR 9800  SEM 101

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