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

Showing 37 results.

Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

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

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14030ILRLR 1100  LEC 001

  • 14176ILRLR 1100  DIS 211

  • 14177ILRLR 1100  DIS 212

  • 14178ILRLR 1100  DIS 213

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14031ILRLR 1100  LEC 002

  • 14179ILRLR 1100  DIS 221

  • 14180ILRLR 1100  DIS 222

  • 14181ILRLR 1100  DIS 223

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

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AMST 1540HIST 1540

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16764ILRLR 1845  LEC 001

  • Please contact Judy (jly5) in history if you are interested in this class.

  • 16767ILRLR 1845  DIS 201

  • 16768ILRLR 1845  DIS 202

  • 16769ILRLR 1845  DIS 203

  • 16770ILRLR 1845  DIS 204

  • 16771ILRLR 1845  DIS 205

  • 16772ILRLR 1845  DIS 206

  • 16773ILRLR 1845  DIS 207

  • 16774ILRLR 1845  DIS 208

  • 16775ILRLR 1845  DIS 209

  • 18239ILRLR 1845  DIS 210

  • 18240ILRLR 1845  DIS 211

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

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •  

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14032ILRLR 2010  LEC 001

  • Enrollment restricted to ILR Sophomores during the pre-enrollment period.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •  

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14033ILRLR 2010  LEC 002

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •  

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14268ILRLR 2010  LEC 003

  • Enrollment restricted to ILR Sophomores during the pre-enrollment period.

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

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •  

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 14034ILRLR 2050  LEC 001

ILRLR 2060

Topics change depending on semester and instructor. view course details

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •  

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Law and Society

  • 17238ILRLR 2060  SEM 101

  • 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 workers’ 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.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •  

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Disability and Ethics

  • 14170ILRLR 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. Fulfills the ILR Advanced Writing Requirement. Enrollment is restricted to sophomores or others with permission who have not satisfied their ILR Advanced Writing Requirement.

ILRLR 2070

Topics change depending on semester and instructor. view course details

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •  

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Work and Nature in American History

  • 17240ILRLR 2070  SEM 101

  • Human labor has the capacity to drastically alter nature in all its various forms. Labor's power in this regard is perhaps best demonstrated in the process of human induced climate change. Nature, however, was never a neutral foundation on which the systems and structures of American capitalism were built. Nature reacts to labor and forces it to change. An important part of American history is the story of the changing ways that workers probed nature to find out how value could be squeezed from it and how nature reacted to this exploitation. The readings and discussions in this class will focus on how people and systems have attempted to make nature valuable and the obstacles they encountered in the process. We will begin this class by reading several works of theory that can be used as a lens through which to read the rest of the semester's material. The course will then move slowly through the history of work and nature in America from the pre-Columbian time to the present. Throughout this course, students will be expected to think critically and creatively about the meaning of work and nature in an historical context.

ILRLR 3035

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

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Seven Week - First.  Combined with: ILRLR 6080

  • 2 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Organizing & the Next City: Land, Labor Capital

  • 14211ILRLR 3035  LEC 001

    • MIves Hall 108
    • Jan 22 - Mar 9, 2019
    • Bartley, A

  • This course will exam a range of social science data applications in non-academic settings in the social sector. We will engage a range of perspectives, including: • Labor unions (union campaign strategy) • Policy think tanks (policy advocacy) • Social service organizations (grant funding) • Government sector (policy analysis and accountability) • Social movement organizations (strategic narrative framing) • Legal advocacy (impact litigation and cause lawyering) among others. We will consider the ways in which traditional academic research methods translate into these needs, and how they fundamentally differ. We will draw on the experiences of practitioners in these fields and students will be expected to carry out a pilot project accordingly.

ILRLR 3040

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

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •  

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • Topic: The Changing Community-Labor Connection

  • 17259ILRLR 3040  LEC 001

  • Recent community-labor collaborations to create new forms of collective representation have received considerable attention – and rightly so, since they have succeeded in reforming neoliberal modes of governing labor markets and workplaces. This course contextualizes these bottom-up innovations, by surveying the historical development of the intersection between community organizing and labor organizing. To understand the changing nature of the community-labor connection, we will examine successive case studies – from New England’s mill towns to Seattle’s ‘Fight for Fifteen’. We will use these cases not just to clarify the range of factors shaping the community-labor relationship across varying locales, but also to identify historical patterns in the resources that organizers drew upon and the constraints they faced in building solidarity within communities and among workers. Ultimately, our survey will highlight the recurrence of the community-labor connection throughout U.S. labor history, and the connection’s vital role in successive movements to democratize U.S. political economy.

ILRLR 3045

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

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Seven Week - First.  Combined with: ILRLR 6080

  • 2 Credits GradeNoAud

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

  • 14413ILRLR 3045  LEC 001

    • TRIves Hall 112
    • Jan 22 - Mar 9, 2019
    • 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.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Seven Week - First.  Combined with: ILRLR 6045

  • 2 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Why is there Such Turblence in Pub Sector Empl Law

  • 14394ILRLR 3045  LEC 002

    • TRIves Hall 112
    • Jan 22 - Mar 9, 2019
    • Adler, L

  • This new course will document how political forces expressed mostly as court decisions have re-shaped the unionized public sector workplace in the last decade. Attacks on teacher seniority, challenges to the viability of decent wages for our health care workers, and manifold restrictions on the financial well-being of all public sector unions comprise this set of strategies. We will use high level state and federal court decisions, public policy papers, and a varied set of guests to explain this phenomena and ask, What will happen now?

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

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •  

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 14246ILRLR 3055  LEC 001

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

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •  

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17261ILRLR 3071  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

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 14185ILRLR 3300  LEC 001

  • 14187ILRLR 3300  DIS 201

  • 14188ILRLR 3300  DIS 202

  • 14189ILRLR 3300  DIS 203

  • 14190ILRLR 3300  DIS 204

  • 14191ILRLR 3300  DIS 205

  • 14192ILRLR 3300  DIS 206

  • 14193ILRLR 3300  DIS 207

  • 14194ILRLR 3300  DIS 208

  • 14195ILRLR 3300  DIS 209

  • 14196ILRLR 3300  DIS 210

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

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •  

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17262ILRLR 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

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: AMST 3870HIST 3870

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 18045ILRLR 3870  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

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •  

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14248ILRLR 3880  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

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Seven Week - First. 

  • 2 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14406ILRLR 4023  LEC 001

    • WIves Hall 105
    • Jan 22 - Mar 9, 2019
    • Golden, T

ILRLR 4027

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 ... view course details

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: ILRLR 6027LAW 6027

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 14249ILRLR 4027  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 contributes substantially to the broad and significant development ... view course details

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •  

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14118ILRLR 4033  LEC 001

ILRLR 4035

A recognition of the importance of intersectionality has become increasingly key to not only understand the complexity of social identity and lived experience, but to combat discrimination and oppression. ... view course details

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: FGSS 4035

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14632ILRLR 4035  LEC 001

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

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: ILRLR 6070

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17287ILRLR 4075  LEC 001

ILRLR 4533

American Jews have frequently been touted as a "model minority." This course will take a more critical look at the historical interactions between Jewish immigration, United States industrialization, and ... view course details

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  • 18292ILRLR 4533  SEM 101

ILRLR 4823

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

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: ILRLR 6023LAW 6080

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14254ILRLR 4823  LEC 001

ILRLR 4842

This course explores the role of law in prohibiting employment discrimination based on characteristics that include race, sex, gender, national origin, religion, age, and disability. This study will analyze ... view course details

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: ILRLR 6840

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17302ILRLR 4842  LEC 001

ILRLR 4845

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 ... view course details

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  • 17308ILRLR 4845  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 4880

The intellectual origins of the American constitution. view course details

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •  

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14217ILRLR 4880  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

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •  

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14036ILRLR 5010  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

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: LAW 6019

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 14037ILRLR 6019  LEC 001

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

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: ILRLR 4823LAW 6080

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 14160ILRLR 6023  SEM 101

ILRLR 6027

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 ... view course details

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: ILRLR 4027LAW 6027

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 14250ILRLR 6027  LEC 001

ILRLR 6045

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

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Seven Week - First.  Combined with: ILRLR 3045

  • 2 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Why is there Such Turblence in Pub Sector Empl Law

  • 14502ILRLR 6045  LEC 001

    • TRIves Hall 112
    • Jan 22 - Mar 9, 2019
    • Adler, L

  • This new course will document how political forces expressed mostly as court decisions have re-shaped the unionized public sector workplace in the last decade. Attacks on teacher seniority, challenges to the viability of decent wages for our health care workers, and manifold restrictions on the financial well-being of all public sector unions comprise this set of strategies. We will use high level state and federal court decisions, public policy papers, and a varied set of guests to explain this phenomena and ask, What will happen now?

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

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: ILRLR 4075

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17288ILRLR 6070  LEC 001

ILRLR 6080

Topics change depending on semester and instructor. view course details

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Seven Week - First.  Combined with: ILRLR 3045

  • 2 Credits GradeNoAud

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

  • 14401ILRLR 6080  LEC 002

    • TRIves Hall 112
    • Jan 22 - Mar 9, 2019
    • 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.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Seven Week - First.  Combined with: ILRLR 3035

  • 2 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Organizing & the Next City: Land, Labor Capital

  • 14212ILRLR 6080  LEC 003

    • MIves Hall 108
    • Jan 22 - Mar 9, 2019
    • Bartley, A

  • For the last two decades the U.S. economy has experienced a dramatic growth in precarious employment, including low wage jobs and contingent (or episodic) employment. Examples of precarious employment include the work of day laborers, domestic workers, guest workers and low-wage immigrant workers. Long-term and structural changes in the economy and society have driven this trend. Such changes have included the shift from a manufacturing based- to a service based-economy, implementation of labor-saving business strategies and technologies, the reduction of unionization rates and globalization-triggered immigration. The growth of precarious employment raises broad reaching research and policy questions about the future of work globally. This course will address these questions as well as proposed solutions. Along with studying scholarship on these issues, students will engage in semester-long research projects related to precarious workers in conjunction with the Worker Institute at Cornell.

ILRLR 6840

This course explores the role of law in prohibiting employment discrimination based on characteristics that include race, sex, gender, national origin, religion, age, and disability. This study will analyze ... view course details

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: ILRLR 4842

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17303ILRLR 6840  LEC 001

ILRLR 6845

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 ... view course details

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  • 17309ILRLR 6845  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 7085

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 ... view course details

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •  

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17333ILRLR 7085  SEM 101

  • 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.

ILRLR 7533

American Jews have frequently been touted as a "model minority." This course will take a more critical look at the historical interactions between Jewish immigration, United States industrialization, and ... view course details

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  • 18293ILRLR 7533  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

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: ILRIC 9800

  • 2 Credits S/U NoAud

  • 14105ILRLR 9800  SEM 101