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

  • 14944ILRLR 1100  LEC 001

  • 15122ILRLR 1100  DIS 211

  • 15123ILRLR 1100  DIS 212

  • 15124ILRLR 1100  DIS 213

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14945ILRLR 1100  LEC 002

  • 15125ILRLR 1100  DIS 221

  • 15126ILRLR 1100  DIS 222

  • 15127ILRLR 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

  • 14946ILRLR 2010  LEC 001

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  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14947ILRLR 2010  LEC 002

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  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 16959ILRLR 2010  LEC 003

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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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 15106ILRLR 2040  LEC 001

  • 16961ILRLR 2040  DIS 201

  • 16962ILRLR 2040  DIS 202

  • 16963ILRLR 2040  DIS 203

  • 16964ILRLR 2040  DIS 204

  • 16969ILRLR 2040  DIS 209

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

  • 14948ILRLR 2050  LEC 001

ILRLR 2060

Topics change depending on semester and instructor. view course details

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  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Disability and Ethics

  • 15107ILRLR 2060  SEM 102

  • This sophomore writing seminar considers questions of ethics and justice in thinking through contemporary issues in law and everyday practice concerning people with disabilities and the disability experience, including discrimination in the workplace, education, and public sphere. Beginning with an interrogation of the relationship between the law and ethics, we will then explore the history of disability policy and law, and in doing so, closely examine the implications of a number of Supreme Court decisions. We will conclude by evaluating global perspectives on the contemporary state as well as future of disability rights, particularly as they intersect with bioethical debates. As a writing-intensive seminar, this course will allow for the development of critical thought and reasoning in both oral and written communication.

ILRLR 2070

Topics change depending on semester and instructor. view course details

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  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

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

  • 14949ILRLR 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

  • 15108ILRLR 2070  SEM 102

  • 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. Students will be graded on class participation (discussions, workshops, and exercises) and on six essay papers which they will have the opportunity to revise based on the feedback provided by the instructor and by their peers.

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  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Women and Leadership

  • 15109ILRLR 2070  SEM 103

  • This course reflects on two questions: how have women now gained more access to powerful leadership positions? Yet why do men continue to have far more access to powerful leadership positions? The course will be divided into three parts. First, we will place the subject of women, gender, and leadership in historical context. Second, we will move to the present to consider the status and experiences of women in different sectors (i.e., business, government), different organizations (i.e., corporations, unions), and different cultures. Third, we 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 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: Labor, Race and Gender in the 21st Century

  • 16996ILRLR 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.

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

  • 17000ILRLR 3040  LEC 001

  • In this elective, we will explore changes and continuities in women's work throughout 19th- and 20th-century America, defining work not just as paid labor but also as 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.

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • Topic: African American History Through Biography

  • 17001ILRLR 3040  LEC 002

  • This course will explore aspects of the African American past during the 19th and 20th centuries through both the memoirs left by these men and women and biographical accounts written by historians. The interplay between the individual and the larger social, political, and religious setting is one point of emphasis. Assignments in the course include an occasional short essay, and a major term paper developed in consultation with the professor. So background in African American history is desireable.

ILRLR 3045

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: The Changing Nature of the University

  • 17005ILRLR 3045  LEC 002

  • This course will study multiple aspects of colleges and universities. We will examine the public mission of higher education institutions and the way this has been altered by privatization and “corporatization” trends that encourage colleges and universities to function as market actors. Other topics to be explored include the changing structure of labor in the university, with the expansion of the administration, the reduction of tenure-track/tenured faculty lines, and the growth of contingent faculty and graduate student employment in teaching and research. The course will examine the impact of such trends and changes on faculty and student rights, including academic freedom, freedom of speech, due process, shared governance, and rights to unionize and collectively bargain.

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  •   Seven Week - First.  Combined with: ILRLR 6080

  • 2 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Thwarting the Dream of Brown v. Board of Ed

  • 15350ILRLR 3045  LEC 001

    • TRIves Hall 112
    • Jan 25 - Mar 17, 2017
    • 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 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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  • 15089ILRLR 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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  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 15154ILRLR 3300  LEC 001

  • 15156ILRLR 3300  DIS 201

  • 15157ILRLR 3300  DIS 202

  • 15158ILRLR 3300  DIS 203

  • 15159ILRLR 3300  DIS 204

  • 15160ILRLR 3300  DIS 205

  • 15161ILRLR 3300  DIS 206

  • 15162ILRLR 3300  DIS 207

  • 15163ILRLR 3300  DIS 208

  • 15164ILRLR 3300  DIS 209

  • 15165ILRLR 3300  DIS 210

  • 15166ILRLR 3300  DIS 211

  • 15167ILRLR 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

  • 15008ILRLR 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

  • 14950ILRLR 3830  LEC 001

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

  • 17023ILRLR 3870  LEC 001

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

  • 17027ILRLR 4012  LEC 001

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

  • 15315ILRLR 4023  LEC 001

    • MIves Hall 105
    • Jan 25 - Mar 17, 2017
    • 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

  • 15117ILRLR 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

  • 15041ILRLR 4033  LEC 001

ILRLR 4035

A recognition of the importance of intersectionality, or the understanding of how identities such as disability, race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic class, ... view course details

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  •   Seven Week - Second.  Combined with: FGSS 4035

  • 2 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17042ILRLR 4035  LEC 001

    • MIves Hall 217
    • Mar 20 - May 10, 2017
    • Cook, L

      Heinemann, A

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

  • 15013ILRLR 4060  LEC 001

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

ILRLR 4066

Computers and digital technologies including robotics, machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), internet-enabled platforms, and other "high-tech" drivers of automation have revolutionized the nature ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ILRLR 6066

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17043ILRLR 4066  LEC 001

ILRLR 4880

An introduction to the history of political theory with an emphasis on the intellectual origins of the American constitution. view course details

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  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17048ILRLR 4880  LEC 001

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

  • 14951ILRLR 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

  • 14952ILRLR 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

  • 15114ILRLR 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

  • 15149ILRLR 6011  LEC 001

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

  • 17029ILRLR 6012  LEC 001

ILRLR 6019

This course has the purpose of linking classroom discussion and analysis of arbitration,  and related dispute resolution techniques with opportunities for students to participate and observe arbitration ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: LAW 6019

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 14953ILRLR 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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  •   Seven Week - Second. 

  • 1 Credit GradeNoAud

  • 15105ILRLR 6020  LEC 001

    • MTWSuIves Hall 111
    • Mar 19 - Mar 22, 2017
    • Lipsky, D

      Scheinman, M

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

  • 15092ILRLR 6023  SEM 101

ILRLR 6066

Computers and digital technologies including robotics, machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), internet-enabled platforms, and other "high-tech" drivers of automation have revolutionized the nature ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ILRLR 4066

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17044ILRLR 6066  LEC 001

ILRLR 6080

Topics change depending on semester and instructor. view course details

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  •   Combined with: ILRLR 3035

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

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

  • 16997ILRLR 6080  LEC 003

  • 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.

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  •   Combined with: ILRLR 3045

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: The Changing Nature of the University

  • 17013ILRLR 6080  LEC 004

  • This course will study multiple aspects of colleges and universities. We will examine the public mission of higher education institutions and the way this has been altered by privatization and “corporatization” trends that encourage colleges and universities to function as market actors. Other topics to be explored include the changing structure of labor in the university, with the expansion of the administration, the reduction of tenure-track/tenured faculty lines, and the growth of contingent faculty and graduate student employment in teaching and research. The course will examine the impact of such trends and changes on faculty and student rights, including academic freedom, freedom of speech, due process, shared governance, and rights to unionize and collectively bargain.

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  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Graduate Writing Seminar

  • 17015ILRLR 6080  LEC 005

  • The purpose of this course is to provide students with space to prepare an academic article of publishable or fundable quality. Each student will work on a project related to her/his research, and you must begin the semester with an outline or draft of a qualifying paper, dissertation chapter, manuscript or funding proposal that you want to develop. Each week will discuss a group of readings focused on the craft of social science writing and go over assigned writing exercises. Key issues we will discuss include: refining research questions, constructing relevant literature reviews, how to leverage empirical evidence to advance your argument effectively, journal selection, responding to reviewers concerns, seeking external funding, and practical tips for writing productivity. You will also be responsible for doing a close reading of a peer’s draft, and facilitating a workshop discussion. Everyone will get a chance to put their writing under the microscope at least once. While the course is geared towards PhD students engaged in academic research and publication, Masters-levels students are also invited to join.

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  •   Seven Week - First.  Combined with: ILRLR 3045

  • 2 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Thwarting the Dream of Brown v. Board of Ed

  • 15279ILRLR 6080  LEC 002

    • TRIves Hall 112
    • Jan 25 - Mar 17, 2017
    • 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

  • 15399ILRLR 6080  LEC 001

    • MTWRIves Hall 111
    • Apr 24 - Apr 27, 2017
    • 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 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

  • 15025ILRLR 9800  SEM 101