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

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017. Courses of Study 2017-2018 is scheduled to publish mid-June.

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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  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

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  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

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

  • 15298ILRLR 1845  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Maggor, N

  • A University Course.

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

  • 14992ILRLR 2010  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Griffith, K

  • Enrollment restricted to ILR Sophomores or permission of the instructor.

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  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

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  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 16313ILRLR 2010  LEC 003

    • MW
    • Griffith, K

  • Enrollment restricted to ILR Sophomores or permission of the instructor.

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

  • 15010ILRLR 2050  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Avgar, A

  • Not open to first year students.

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 15268ILRLR 2050  LEC 002

    • MW
    • Katz, H

  • Not open to first year students.

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

  • 15220ILRLR 2060  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Heinemann, A

  • 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

  • 15297ILRLR 2060  SEM 102

    • TR
    • Gleeson, S

  • 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 2070

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  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Women&Success:Frm Catharine Beecher to Sheryl Sand

  • 16312ILRLR 2070  SEM 101

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    • Elias, A

  • This course examines three questions: in the U.S., what have been the most prominent social and cultural messages about women’s success at different historical moments? How have these prescriptive messages changed over time (or stayed the same)? How have women digested and/or defied these messages? The course will use prescriptive literature to assess the role of women in the U.S. from the 19th century to the present, asking what has defined “success" for women at certain historical moments. During the first half of the course we will read popular books and articles that provided instruction on how to be successful as women. For the second half of the course, students will use readings and discussions as a foundation to embark upon individual research projects. While this course fulfills the second writing requirement, students also will be expected to participate actively in discussion and to collaborate in small groups on selected assignments.

ILRLR 2080

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  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Ethics at Work

  • 16927ILRLR 2080  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Gold, M

  • Examines major theories of ethics, then applies them to issues in the employment relationship such as genetic screening of job applicants, random drug testing of employees, affirmative action, discipline for off-duty conduct, whistle-blowing, worker safety and cost/benefit analysis, comparable worth, strikes by employees providing crucial services, and crossing a picket line.

ILRLR 2580

This course was the prototype for the innovative University Courses curriculum designed to provide students with a cross-disciplinary perspective. Accordingly, it is co-taught with psychologist Steve Ceci, ... view course details

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    Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: COMM 2580HD 2580SOC 2580

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

ILRLR 3035

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

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    Combined with: ILRLR 6080

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Mediating Organizational Conflicts

  • 16322ILRLR 3035  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Avgar, A

  • Conflict is an inherent part of organizational life. Nevertheless, organizational members often lack the adequate skills necessary to manage and resolve the host of tensions and disagreements that arise at work. This course is designed to develop and strengthen students’ conflict resolution sills with a focus on the mediation of organizational conflicts. As such, the course will provide students with a theoretical and practical understanding of the mediation process. This foundation will then be used to apply mediation concepts and principles to everyday workplace conflict. Given the emphasis on skill building, the course will make extensive use of mediation simulations alongside classroom lectures and discussions.  

ILRLR 3055

This course equips students to use different modes of rhetorical analysis to examine historical and contemporary artifacts in critical ways.  Grading is based on class participation, tests and a final ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

ILRLR 3057

This course is designed to explore environmental conflict resolution.  The course will build on existing student knowledge of theories of dispute resolution and explore application of these concepts to ... view course details

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    Seven Week - First.  Combined with: ILRLR 6057

  • 2 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 15579ILRLR 3057  LEC 001

    • M
    • Aug 22 - Oct 6, 2017
    • Bickerman, J

ILRLR 3068

This class examines the institutional processes of enforcing immigrant worker rights. We begin by reviewing the legal foundations of immigrant labor, including the current immigration enforcement regime, ... view course details

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    Combined with: LSP 3068

  • 4 Credits Graded

ILRLR 3071

Surveys the history of U.S. Economic development from the perspective of the governance structures created to organize and control economic activity, emphasizing the changing regulatory roles of public ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

ILRLR 3300

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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  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

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

ILRLR 3870

Whether buying at a general store, shopping at a department store, or loitering at a mall, consumption has always formed an important part of the American experience. More than just commodities bought ... view course details

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    Combined with: AMST 3870HIST 3870

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

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

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 6012LAW 6024

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

ILRLR 4027

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    Combined with: ILRLR 6027LAW 6027

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16359ILRLR 4027  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Scanza, R

  • This course is offered to students interested in acquiring the knowledge, skills and techniques necessary to mediate interpersonal disputes. In the first segment of the course, students will be introduced to the guiding principles of interpersonal mediation. A review of the theories of conflict, its roots and its resolution, set the stage for the role mediation can effectively play in resolving conflict. Students are introduced to the models of mediation and the benefits and challenges of each, including a comparative analysis of evaluative, facilitative and transformative styles of mediation. In the second segment, students will be assigned to mediate cases referred to the Scheinman Institute from the Office of the Judicial Administrator. The role of gender, race, culture, ethics and impasse in mediation will all be examined and incorporated into workshops and case studies. Students will have several opportunities to apply their knowledge of mediation and acquire the skills necessary to become effective mediators. Following each case assignment, students will be required to write a paper analyzing the nature of the complaint, the approach and techniques employed during the case and the student’s evaluation of what worked and did not work in their attempt to resolve the conflict. Oversight will be provided by the course instructors.

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

ILRLR 4050

This completely revised course will critically examine the legal and societal forces that are styming young job seekers by use of non-disclosure agreements, trade secrets, and wage-fixing, recreating the ... view course details

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    Combined with: ILRLR 6015

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

ILRLR 4052

This course examines the emergence of community-based organizations as agents of economic development, emphasizing their actions to introduce an alternative approach to development that stresses the equitable ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 15416ILRLR 4052  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Applegate, R

ILRLR 4055

This 7-week, 2-credit course focuses on public and private health insurance and pension plans in the United States (with some additional attention to other employee benefits). We examine these issues in ... view course details

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    Seven Week - Second.  Combined with: ILRLR 6025

  • 2 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 16375ILRLR 4055  LEC 001

    • F
    • Oct 9 - Dec 1, 2017
    • Compa, L

ILRLR 4060

Focuses on the critical labor relations issues facing the hospitality industry. All students participate in simulated organizing campaigns and contract negotiations. Representatives of management and unions ... view course details

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    Combined with: HADM 4810

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

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

ILRLR 4580

This is a capstone seminar for seniors who are interested in graduate or professional study in scientific disciplines that focus on human behavior and social interaction. The intent is to provide seniors ... view course details

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    Combined with: COMM 4580HD 4580SOC 4580

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

ILRLR 4842

Examines the laws against employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, and disability. view course details

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    Combined with: ILRLR 6840

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

ILRLR 5010

Survey and analysis of the law governing labor relations and employee rights in the workplace. The first half of the course is devoted to labor law and labor-management relations. It examines the legal ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

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

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 4012LAW 6024

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

ILRLR 6015

This completely revised course will critically examine the legal and societal forces that are styming young job seekers by use of non-disclosure agreements, trade secrets, and wage-fixing, recreating the ... view course details

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    Combined with: ILRLR 4050

  • 4 Credits Graded

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

  • 15637ILRLR 6020  LEC 001

    • MTWSu
    • Oct 15 - Oct 18, 2017
    • Lipsky, D

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 Opt NoAud

ILRLR 6025

Focuses on public and private health insurance and pension plans in the United States (with some additional attention to other employee benefits).  We examine these issues in 1) a policy context, since ... view course details

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    Seven Week - Second.  Combined with: ILRLR 4055

  • 2 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 16376ILRLR 6025  LEC 001

    • F
    • Oct 9 - Dec 1, 2017
    • Compa, L

ILRLR 6027

No description available. view course details

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    Combined with: ILRLR 4027LAW 6027

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16360ILRLR 6027  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Scanza, R

  • This course is offered to students interested in acquiring the knowledge, skills and techniques necessary to mediate interpersonal disputes. In the first segment of the course, students will be introduced to the guiding principles of interpersonal mediation. A review of the theories of conflict, its roots and its resolution, set the stage for the role mediation can effectively play in resolving conflict. Students are introduced to the models of mediation and the benefits and challenges of each, including a comparative analysis of evaluative, facilitative and transformative styles of mediation. In the second segment, students will be assigned to mediate cases referred to the Scheinman Institute from the Office of the Judicial Administrator. The role of gender, race, culture, ethics and impasse in mediation will all be examined and incorporated into workshops and case studies. Students will have several opportunities to apply their knowledge of mediation and acquire the skills necessary to become effective mediators. Following each case assignment, students will be required to write a paper analyzing the nature of the complaint, the approach and techniques employed during the case and the student’s evaluation of what worked and did not work in their attempt to resolve the conflict. Oversight will be provided by the course instructors.

ILRLR 6057

This course is designed to explore environmental conflict resolution.  The course will build on existing student knowledge of theories of dispute resolution and explore application of these concepts to ... view course details

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    Seven Week - First.  Combined with: ILRLR 3057

  • 2 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 15580ILRLR 6057  LEC 001

    • M
    • Aug 22 - Oct 6, 2017
    • Bickerman, J

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

ILRLR 6080

Topics change depending on semester and instructor. view course details

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    Combined with: ILRLR 3035

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Mediating Organizational Conflicts

  • 16323ILRLR 6080  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Avgar, A

  • Conflict is an inherent part of organizational life. Nevertheless, organizational members often lack the adequate skills necessary to manage and resolve the host of tensions and disagreements that arise at work. This course is designed to develop and strengthen students’ conflict resolution sills with a focus on the mediation of organizational conflicts. As such, the course will provide students with a theoretical and practical understanding of the mediation process. This foundation will then be used to apply mediation concepts and principles to everyday workplace conflict. Given the emphasis on skill building, the course will make extensive use of mediation simulations alongside classroom lectures and discussions.  

ILRLR 6082

Students prepare for and participate in a simulated negotiation between a hypothetical corporation and a hypothetical union in a typical big company within a midsize single site bargaining unit context. ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 16383ILRLR 6082  LEC 001

    • W
    • Kramer, H

ILRLR 6840

Examines the laws against employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, and disability. view course details

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    Combined with: ILRLR 4842

  • 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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    Combined with: ILRIC 9800

  • 2 Credits S/U NoAud