ILRLR 3035

ILRLR 3035

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017.

Undergraduate seminar whose topic changes depending on semester and instructor.

When Offered Fall or spring.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ILRLR 6080

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Labor, Race and Gender in the 21st Century

  • 16996 ILRLR 3035   LEC 001

  • The majority of existing union members are women and workers of color, and, since the mid-1980s, the majority of newly organized workers have been women of color, particularly Black women and recent immigrants from Latin America. Yet, with the exception of just a handful of unions, the labor movement still has been slow to build on this support and enthusiasm. This course will focus on the challenges and possibilities created by the changing demographics of race and gender in the contemporary labor movement. Through a combination of readings, small group discussions, guest speakers, and library and on line research, short essays and one longer research paper; the course will examine these issues from an historical, demographic, labor relations, and sociological perspective.