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

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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

  • 14550ILRLR 1100  LEC 001

  • 17334ILRLR 1100  DIS 211

  • 17337ILRLR 1100  DIS 212

  • 17338ILRLR 1100  DIS 213

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14551ILRLR 1100  LEC 002

  • 17339ILRLR 1100  DIS 221

  • 17340ILRLR 1100  DIS 222

  • 17341ILRLR 1100  DIS 223

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

  • 14552ILRLR 2010  LEC 001

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  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14553ILRLR 2010  LEC 002

ILRLR 2040

This will be a large introductory-level course designed to be of value and appealing to the broad Cornell undergraduate student body. It will provide an introduction to the concepts of conflict, negotiations, ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17163ILRLR 2040  LEC 001

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

  • 14554ILRLR 2050  LEC 001

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18523ILRLR 2050  LEC 002

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 14717ILRLR 2050  LEC 003

ILRLR 2060

Topics change depending on semester and instructor. view course details

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  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Disability and Ethics

  • 17165ILRLR 2060  SEM 102

  • This sophomore writing seminar considers questions of ethics and justice in thinking through contemporary issues in law and everyday practice concerning disability, including discrimination in the workplace and public sphere, disability accommodations and benefits, education, and bioethical debates. Beginning with an interrogation of the relationship between the law and ethics, we will then explore the history of disability policy and law, as well as closely examine Supreme Court cases and decisions. We will conclude by learning about global perspectives on the contemporary state of disability and justice. As a writing-intensive seminar, this course will also allow for the development of critical thought and reasoning in both oral and written communication.

ILRLR 2070

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  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Mexican Labor and Working-Class History in the US

  • 14555ILRLR 2070  SEM 101

  • This course explores the varied experiences of ethnic Mexican workers in the United States from the early Industrial Period to the contemporary debates concerning the transnational effects of migrant labor. We will examine the ways ethnic Mexican men and women have organized at a regional, national, and international level, and in both rural and urban settings, for fair employment and civil rights. Close attention will be given to several historical factors that have helped shape Mexican American working-class identity. Ultimately, the course will determine how ethnic Mexican workers have contested their purported role as 'cheap' and 'tractable' labor to demand better wages, working conditions, and an end to the socio-economic discrimination they encountered. As this course is a writing seminar, we will spend a lot of in-class time discussing the material we read from both an analytical and writing-structure standpoint. Students will also be required to critique and revise their own writing.

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  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Uncovering Corporate Strategies

  • 17197ILRLR 2070  SEM 102

  • Uncovering Corporate Strategies: Case Studies from the 20th Century In this class we will get an inside view of labor-management relations by closely examining previously little known original documents that reveal how managers and workers conceptualized and used their own and their counterpart’s sense of identity. From psychological testing of middle-managers that measured employees’ sexual identity in the 1950s, to employers’ plans to instill race prejudice among previously integrated union members, we will zero in on a number of examples from the past and enjoy the richness and depth that only primary source evidence can offer. This is a writing seminar, and as such it places emphasis on producing thoughtful, well-written papers. The final assignment consists of a research paper based on primary sources to be found at the Kheel Center, the archives unit of the Catherwood Library. Students will have the opportunity to revise their writing based on the feedback provided by the instructor and by their peers.

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  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: The Life of a Boss

  • 17198ILRLR 2070  SEM 103

  • Ever wonder how a boss becomes a boss and stays one? Ever wonder what the impact of that position is on the person, or on the public sphere he or she operates in and on? If so, this course might just be of interest. This writing seminar will focus on one such boss, and one book, by T. J. Stiles, The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt. We will read the book across the semester, supplemented by some articles on writing and related topics. The core of the course is twofold: The discussions in class and the writing assignments. Yes, the class is early, and yes, if you enroll, you commit to an active presence in the class. But you will also meet the “Commodore,” as Vanderbilt was known and, through engagement with classmates and the instructor, sharpen your analytical skills and your ability to express those ideas in essay form.

ILRLR 2080

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  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Immigrant Worker Organizing

  • 18351ILRLR 2080  SEM 101

  • 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, and the role of legal status in labor standards enforcement protections. We examine how organized labor has evolved with regards to immigrant workers, shifting from supporting employer sanctions in 1986, to repudiating them as a tool for employer control in 2001. We then evaluate the role that immigrant workers have played in the revitalization of the labor movement, and the challenges that remain for unions. Beyond unions, we examine the emergence of new forms of worker representation, including the varying types of worker centers. We focus on the proliferation of day labor centers, and more recently, non-union efforts to organize workers in the restaurant industry. We even consider the role of undocumented workers in the public sector, made possible through the increased use of subcontracting. We look at how public entities have turned to worker organizations to help hold employers accountable, and how workers have turned to local governments to strengthen worker protections (such as higher minimum wages and strengthened penalties for wage theft), as well as how states have become new targets for policy change (such as recent victories for domestic workers). We will also discuss binational efforts to advance immigrant worker rights. We end by considering prospects for federal immigration reform, and the implications these proposals may have for immigrant worker rights.

ILRLR 3022

This course explores the changing relationship between democratic practice and the evolving corporate form of capitalism during the late 19th and 20th centuries. The economic strength of the corporate ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: AMST 3022HIST 3022

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17566ILRLR 3022  LEC 001

ILRLR 3045

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

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  •   Seven Week - First.  Combined with: ILRLR 6080

  • 2 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: US Courts' Role in Undermining Brown v. Bd. of Ed

  • 17603ILRLR 3045  LEC 001

    • TRIves Hall 112
    • Jan 27 - Mar 18, 2016
    • Adler, L

  • While the Brown decision seemed to end de jure segregation in America, a series of court cases and continuing housing, lending and other nationwide policies interfered with our Nation’s ability to end de facto segregation. This course will critically examine US and state Supreme Court decisions and civil rights commentary to try and understand what happened after the historic 1954 Brown decision in order to understand why many observers believe we are still more than less a segregated society.

ILRLR 3052

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  •   Seven Week - Second.  Choose one seminar and one field studies.

  • 2 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 19058ILRLR 3052  SEM 101

  • 19046ILRLR 3052  FLD 801

    • FOther Domestic
    • Jun 10 - Jul 22, 2016
    • Fleron, L

  • Location: Buffalo, NY.

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

  • 17208ILRLR 3055  LEC 001

ILRLR 3065

Immigration discourse and policy has played a central role in shaping the modern American nation-state, including its composition, values, and institutions. This course begins in the late nineteenth century, ... view course details

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  • 14721ILRLR 3065  LEC 001

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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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 18636ILRLR 3300  LEC 001

  • This class was previously numbered ILRLR 2300.

  • 18639ILRLR 3300  DIS 201

  • 18640ILRLR 3300  DIS 202

  • 18641ILRLR 3300  DIS 203

  • 18642ILRLR 3300  DIS 204

  • 18643ILRLR 3300  DIS 205

  • 18644ILRLR 3300  DIS 206

  • 18645ILRLR 3300  DIS 207

  • 18646ILRLR 3300  DIS 208

  • 18647ILRLR 3300  DIS 209

  • 18648ILRLR 3300  DIS 210

  • 18649ILRLR 3300  DIS 211

  • 18650ILRLR 3300  DIS 212

ILRLR 3820

This course will examine the range of issues surrounding the experience of gender in the modern workplace. Topics may include the historical role of women in the workplace; sex segregation in the workplace; ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: FGSS 3820ILRLR 5820

  • 2 Credits S/U NoAud

  • 14616ILRLR 3820  LEC 001

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

  • 14557ILRLR 3830  LEC 001

ILRLR 3880

Examines various forms of unfree labor, mostly in the antebellum (pre-Civil War) era in the United States. Will look at the situation of indentured servants and apprentices, African slaves, and wives of ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14695ILRLR 3880  LEC 001

ILRLR 4022

Study of arbitration in the field of labor-management relations, including an analysis of principles and practices, the law of arbitration, the handling of materials in briefs and oral presentations, the ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ILRLR 6022

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17446ILRLR 4022  SEM 101

ILRLR 4023

Provides an overview of a range of public policies regarding the employment of people with disabilities. Students are introduced to the historical development of disability public policy and to contemporary ... view course details

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  •   Seven Week - First. 

  • 2 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14883ILRLR 4023  LEC 001

    • WIves Hall 105
    • Jan 27 - Mar 18, 2016
    • Golden, T

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

  • 17257ILRLR 4030  LEC 001

ILRLR 4033

This course reviews United States law as it relates to people with disabilities.  The self-advocacy and empowerment movement in America contribute substantially to the broad and significant development ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14652ILRLR 4033  LEC 001

ILRLR 4040

Focuses on the practice, nature, and challenges of union representation under collective bargaining agreements. Working with union contracts, constitutions, and by-laws from a diversity of national and ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ILRLR 6044

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17569ILRLR 4040  LEC 001

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

  • 14621ILRLR 4060  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: HADM 3870 or ILRLR 2010. Open to ILR students; other by permission.

ILRLR 4950

Students are eligible for ILR senior honors program if they (1) earn a minimum 3.700 cumulative gpa at end of junior year; (2) propose an honors project, entailing research leading to completion of a thesis, ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14746ILRLR 4950  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Golden, T

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  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14747ILRLR 4950  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Hurd, R

ILRLR 5000

Comprehensive introduction to the industrial and labor relations system of the United States. Covers the negotiation, scope, and day-to-day administration of contracts; union and employer bargaining structures; ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14559ILRLR 5000  LEC 001

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

  • 14560ILRLR 5010  LEC 001

ILRLR 5820

This course will examine the range of issues surrounding the experience of gender in the modern workplace. Topics may include the historical role of women in the workplace; sex segregation in the workplace; ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: FGSS 3820ILRLR 3820

  • 2 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17253ILRLR 5820  LEC 001

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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  •   Combined with: LAW 6738

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 18336ILRLR 6011  LEC 001

ILRLR 6019

Purpose is to link classroom discussion and analysis of arbitration and mediation with opportunities for students to observe actual arbitration and mediation cases. The course is designed to be an advanced ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: LAW 6019

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14561ILRLR 6019  LEC 001

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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  • 1 Credit GradeNoAud

  • 14988ILRLR 6020  LEC 001

    • MTWSuIves Hall 111
    • Mar 20 - Mar 23, 2016
    • Lipsky, D

      Scheinman, M

ILRLR 6022

Study of arbitration in the field of labor-management relations, including an analysis of principles and practices, the law of arbitration, the handling of materials in briefs and oral presentations, the ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ILRLR 4022

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17447ILRLR 6022  SEM 101

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

  • 14736ILRLR 6023  SEM 101

ILRLR 6044

Focuses on the practice, nature, and challenges of union representation under collective bargaining agreements. Working with union contracts, constitutions, and by-laws from a diversity of national and ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ILRLR 4040

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17570ILRLR 6044  LEC 001

ILRLR 6080

Topics change depending on semester and instructor. view course details

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  •   Seven Week - First.  Combined with: ILRLR 3045

  • 2 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: US Courts' Role in Undermining Brown v. Bd. of Ed

  • 14719ILRLR 6080  LEC 002

    • TRIves Hall 112
    • Jan 27 - Mar 18, 2016
    • Adler, L

  • While the Brown decision seemed to end de jure segregation in America, a series of court cases and continuing housing, lending and other nationwide policies interfered with our Nation’s ability to end de facto segregation. This course will critically examine US and state Supreme Court decisions and civil rights commentary to try and understand what happened after the historic 1954 Brown decision in order to understand why many observers believe we are still more than less a segregated society.

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  •   Seven Week - Second. 

  • 1 Credit GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Collaborative Decision Making and Public Policy

  • 14701ILRLR 6080  LEC 001

    • MTWRIves Hall 111
    • Apr 4 - Apr 7, 2016
    • Lipsky, D

  • Pre-requisites: The course will be offered over four consecutive evenings. It will be open to both ILR and non-ILR students at the upper division and graduate level who have a sufficient background in the social sciences. Enrollment open to ILR and non-ILR juniors, seniors, and graduate students. Limited to 30 students. The proposed course will introduce students to the theory of collaborative or interest-based conflict resolution and will describe recent efforts to use these techniques to resolve important public policy issues. The course will be based substantially, but not exclusively, on the work of the Convergence Center for Policy Resolution, a national non-profit organization based in Washington, DC, which has been applying collaborative problem solving to issues of importance at the national policy level for several years. Three cases of collaborative decision making will be examined in detail: health care coverage and the Affordable Care Act; nutrition and wellness; and education reform. Robert Fersh, ILR B.S. ¿72, J.D. Boston University ¿75, the president of Convergence, and Richard Korn, ILR B.S. ¿71 and Ph.D. ¿79, the chairman of the board of trustees of Convergence, will serve as co-instructors in the course.

ILRLR 7040

This course covers applied statistical methods such as: multivariate linear regression, probability-based models and other issues with non-linear models; hierarchical/multi-level models; longitudinal/panel-data ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17558ILRLR 7040  SEM 101

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

  • 14634ILRLR 9800  SEM 101