ILRLR 4040

ILRLR 4040

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

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 local public- and private-sector agreements, the course examines how U.S. unions represent their members in different industries and different collective bargaining environments. Issues addressed include union representative/steward rights and responsibilities, contract enforcement structures and practice, access to information, new work systems, hours of work and scheduling, contingent staffing arrangements, workplace discrimination, health and safety, promotional opportunities, downsizing, leadership development, membership involvement and commitment, internal organizing, community coalition building, and decertification campaigns. Students practice hands-on work in interpreting contract language and preparing and presenting grievances and unfair labor practices using agreements from local unions. Students also have the opportunity to engage with local unions on resolving a real contract administration issue for that local.

When Offered Spring.

Course Attribute (CU-CEL)

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ILRLR 6044

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 17488ILRLR 4040  LEC 001

    • MWIves Hall 108
    • Jan 21 - May 5, 2020
    • Bronfenbrenner, K

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person