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

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

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14067ILRLR 1100  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Newton, J

  • 14209ILRLR 1100  DIS 211

    • F
    • Newton, J

  • 14210ILRLR 1100  DIS 212

    • F
    • Newton, J

  • 14211ILRLR 1100  DIS 213

    • F
    • Newton, J

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14068ILRLR 1100  LEC 002

    • MW
    • Newton, J

  • 14212ILRLR 1100  DIS 221

    • F
    • Newton, J

  • 14213ILRLR 1100  DIS 222

    • F
    • Newton, J

  • 14214ILRLR 1100  DIS 223

    • F
    • Newton, J

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

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AMST 1540HIST 1540

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 14269ILRLR 1845  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Baptist, E

      Glickman, L

  • 14270ILRLR 1845  DIS 201

    • R
    • Staff

  • 14271ILRLR 1845  DIS 202

    • R
    • Staff

  • 14272ILRLR 1845  DIS 203

    • F
    • Staff

  • 14273ILRLR 1845  DIS 204

    • F
    • Staff

  • 14274ILRLR 1845  DIS 205

    • F
    • Staff

  • 14275ILRLR 1845  DIS 206

    • R
    • Staff

  • 14276ILRLR 1845  DIS 207

    • R
    • Staff

  • 14277ILRLR 1845  DIS 208

    • F
    • Staff

  • 14278ILRLR 1845  DIS 209

    • F
    • Staff

  • 14319ILRLR 1845  DIS 210

    • F
    • Staff

  • 14320ILRLR 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

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14069ILRLR 2010  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Griffith, K

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

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14070ILRLR 2010  LEC 002

    • TR
    • Lieberwitz, R

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

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 18422ILRLR 2010  LEC 003

    • TR
    • Gold, M

ILRLR 2050

A comprehensive introduction to the labor relations systems of the United States and other countries. Covers the determinants of bargaining power, the process of labor agreement negotiation and administration, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 14071ILRLR 2050  LEC 001

    • TR
    • McCarthy, J

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17352ILRLR 2050  LEC 002

    • TR
    • McCarthy, J

ILRLR 2060

Topics change depending on semester and instructor. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Law and Society

  • 14282ILRLR 2060  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Gleeson, S

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

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Disability Law and Ethics

  • 14204ILRLR 2060  SEM 102

    • TR
    • Heinemann, A

  • 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.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Controversies in the Mod Workplc: Ethics and Tech

  • 17354ILRLR 2060  SEM 103

    • MW
    • Ajunwa, I

  • Recent technological advancements have ushered in new technological tools for business and the workplace. As there are unintended consequences of the use of new technologies, the adoption of new technology in the workplace can carry both risk and reward. This course delves into the responsibilities of business leaders and managers in regards to the use of technology. The focus is on issues of privacy, discrimination, and inequality, as well as, how data in a business setting might be used towards the social good. This course introduces students to ethical, legal, and policy issues associated with big data, machine learning algorithms, predictive business analytics, and other new technologies. The course will revolve around real-life business cases that the students will be called upon to tackle using ethical and legal frameworks. 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

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

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

  • 14283ILRLR 2070  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Martinez-Matsuda, V

  • 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. 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 3035

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

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Syllabi: none
  •   Seven Week - Second.  Combined with: ILRLR 6080

  • 1 Credit GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Labor Relat in the Hospitality Indust, Practioner

  • 14838ILRLR 3035  LEC 002

    • MTWSu
    • Mar 22 - Mar 25, 2020
    • Katz, H

  • The Gig Economy and the 21st Century: Labor Rights for the Changing U.S. Workforce (and how the “Empire strikes back”) How should the National Labor Relations Act, an 84-year-old statute, be applied to the 21st century workforce? Former Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board, Mark Gaston Pearce, will explore this question in this course, which will examine key cases and challenges faced by the Obama era NLRB. Under Chairman Pearce’s leadership, the NLRB issued many decisions expanding labor rights to fit the realities of the modern day workforce in cases involving joint employer status, independent contractors, the contingent workforce, immigrant workers, university faculty, grad students and student athletes. The course will explore these issues, as well as the reemergence of protected concerted activity in this era of technological advancement, electronic communication and social media. The course will also examine the “Trump effect” on the Obama era NLRB decisions.

ILRLR 3040

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

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • Topic: The Changing Community-Labor Connection

  • 14284ILRLR 3040  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Applegate, R

  • 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

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ILRLR 6045

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: The Changing Nature of the University

  • 17389ILRLR 3045  LEC 003

    • TR
    • Lieberwitz, R

  • This course will study the changes in U.S. colleges and universities since the 1980s. We will examine the public mission of higher education and the way this has been altered by privatization, corporatization, and commodification trends that encourage colleges and universities to function as private market actors. Topics include reductions of public funding, growing student debt, the use of a corporate labor model resulting in 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 negative impact of such trends and changes on faculty and student rights, including academic freedom, freedom of speech, due process, shared governance, rights to unionize and collectively bargain, and students’ career choices.

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

  • 2 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Public Sector Labor Law & Collective Bargaining

  • 14461ILRLR 3045  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Jan 21 - Mar 10, 2020
    • 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?

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

  • 2 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Lawyers as Change Agents: Pathways to Public Good

  • 17880ILRLR 3045  LEC 004

    • M
    • Jan 21 - Mar 10, 2020
    • Magavern, S

  • This class examines the role of lawyers in achieving systemic change in a local community, using case studies from Buffalo and Ithaca. How are public policy changes won, and how are neighborhoods or regions transformed for the better? How do lawyers make a systemic impact while working in a wide variety of settings, including private firms, non-profit law centers, government positions, and non-legal careers? What aspects of legal training and experience help or hinder lawyers as they aim to make a difference? What are successful tools for public policy advocacy?

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Syllabi: none
  •   Seven Week - Second.  Combined with: ILRLR 6045

  • 2 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Advanced Labor and Employment Law

  • 14446ILRLR 3045  LEC 002

    • TR
    • Mar 11 - May 5, 2020
    • Griffith, K

  • Analysis of the law governing employee rights and labor relations in the workplace.  Topics include the contested meanings of who is an “employee” and who is an “employer,” the growing connectivity between immigration regulation and labor and employment law as well as the reach of U.S. law into international and local arenas.  Also examines the impact of these legal developments and develops legal research and writing skills.

ILRLR 3047

This course provides a broad overview of the major public policy issues concerning immigration to the U.S. The course reviews demographic, sociological, and economic perspectives on both the cause and ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: DSOC 3040PAM 3040SOC 3040

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17556ILRLR 3047  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Hall, M

  • Prerequisite: PAM 2100 or equivalent intro. statistics.

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

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 14248ILRLR 3055  LEC 001

    • M
    • Nelson, S

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 3065LATA 3065LSP 3065

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17467ILRLR 3065  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Martinez-Matsuda, V

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 14216ILRLR 3300  LEC 001

    • W
    • Nelson, S

  • 14217ILRLR 3300  DIS 201

    • M
    • Nelson, S

  • 14218ILRLR 3300  DIS 202

    • M
    • Nelson, S

  • 14219ILRLR 3300  DIS 203

    • W
    • Nelson, S

  • 14220ILRLR 3300  DIS 204

    • W
    • Nelson, S

  • 14221ILRLR 3300  DIS 205

    • M
    • Nelson, S

  • 14222ILRLR 3300  DIS 206

    • M
    • Nelson, S

  • 14223ILRLR 3300  DIS 207

    • W
    • Nelson, S

  • 14224ILRLR 3300  DIS 208

    • W
    • Nelson, S

  • 14225ILRLR 3300  DIS 209

    • T
    • Nelson, S

  • 14226ILRLR 3300  DIS 210

    • T
    • Nelson, S

ILRLR 3691

What does it mean to live in the aftermath of slavery? How has the human history of slavery contributed to the production of "natural" values that we take for granted—such as community, property, citizenship, ... view course details

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  • 17509ILRLR 3691  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Vaziri, P

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14286ILRLR 3830  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Gross, J

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14250ILRLR 3880  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Devault, I

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ILRLR 6012LAW 6024

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17474ILRLR 4012  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Avgar, A

ILRLR 4019

The course is designed to be a practice-based seminar for students who have interest in arbitration, mediation and third party procedures.  Classroom discussion and reading will focus on labor and employment ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Seven Week - Second.  Combined with: ILRLR 6019

  • 2 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17406ILRLR 4019  LEC 001

    • M
    • Mar 11 - May 5, 2020
    • Gallin Procida, E

  • 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 cases conducted under the auspices of the Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution. The course is designed to be an advanced seminar for ILR graduate and undergraduate and Cornell law students who have a serious interest in working in arbitration, mediation, or other third-party procedures. Classroom discussions and readings will focus on labor arbitration (i.e., the use of arbitration in unionized settings) and employment arbitration (i.e., the use of arbitration in cases involving nonunion employees). Several sessions of the course will be devoted to the use of dispute resolution in other arenas, including commercial and securities disputes. The effectiveness of arbitration as techniques for resolving conflict will be assessed and lessons will be drawn about the best practices used by neutrals, advocates and parties

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Seven Week - First. 

  • 2 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14455ILRLR 4023  LEC 001

    • W
    • Jan 21 - Mar 10, 2020
    • 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

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ILRLR 6027LAW 6027

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 14251ILRLR 4027  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Nobles, K

ILRLR 4028

Conflict is an inherent part of organizational life. Nevertheless, organizational members often lack the adequate skills necessary to manage and resolve the host of tensions and disagreements that arise ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Seven Week - First.  Combined with: ILRLR 6028

  • 2 Credits Graded

  • 17654ILRLR 4028  LEC 001

    • M
    • Jan 21 - Mar 10, 2020
    • Avgar, A

ILRLR 4029

This course is offered to students interested in furthering their knowledge of the principles and practices of restorative justice. Students will also acquire the knowledge, skills and techniques necessary ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Seven Week - First.  Combined with: ILRLR 6029

  • 2 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 14643ILRLR 4029  SEM 101

    • MW
    • Jan 21 - Mar 10, 2020
    • Nobles, K

  • This course is offered to students interested in furthering their knowledge of the principles and practices of restorative justice. Students will also acquire the knowledge, skills and techniques necessary to mediate complex campus disputes. The course considers the needs and roles of key stakeholders (victims, offenders, communities, justice systems) and explores in depth the principles and values of restorative justice. It also identifies challenges to restorative justice - the dangers, the pitfalls – as well as possible strategies to help prevent restorative justice from failing to live up to its promise. Much of the course is organized around the issue of harm and crime within our legal system. However, students will also be exposed to restorative justice in multiple contexts, including issues in higher education.

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

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14154ILRLR 4033  LEC 001

    • M
    • Clark, K

      Golden, T

      Saleh, M

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

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: FGSS 4035

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14268ILRLR 4035  LEC 001

    • W
    • Cook, L

      Heinemann, A

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

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17488ILRLR 4040  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Bronfenbrenner, K

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

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ILRLR 6070

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14287ILRLR 4075  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Gross, J

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

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  • 14322ILRLR 4533  SEM 101

    • T
    • Sampson, E

ILRLR 4820

Examines major theories of ethics, then applies them to issues in the employment relationship such as genetic screening of job applicants, random drug testing of employees, affirmative action, discipline ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17494ILRLR 4820  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Gold, M

ILRLR 4865

This course will review first the 19th and early 20th century US Supreme Court cases to understand how the Government created segregation in America. The first 80 years saw a number of twists and turns, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Seven Week - First.  Combined with: ILRLR 6865

  • 2 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17484ILRLR 4865  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Jan 21 - Mar 10, 2020
    • Adler, L

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14072ILRLR 5010  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Ajunwa, I

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ILRLR 4012LAW 6024

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17475ILRLR 6012  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Avgar, A

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Seven Week - Second.  Combined with: ILRLR 4019

  • 2 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 14073ILRLR 6019  LEC 001

    • M
    • Mar 11 - May 5, 2020
    • Gallin Procida, E

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Seven Week - Second. 

  • 1 Credit GradeNoAud

  • 14664ILRLR 6020  LEC 001

    • MTWSu
    • Mar 15 - Mar 18, 2020
    • Katz, H

      Scheinman, M

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

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ILRLR 4027LAW 6027

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 14252ILRLR 6027  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Nobles, K

ILRLR 6028

Conflict is an inherent part of organizational life. Nevertheless, organizational members often lack the adequate skills necessary to manage and resolve the host of tensions and disagreements that arise ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Seven Week - First.  Combined with: ILRLR 4028

  • 2 Credits Graded

  • 17653ILRLR 6028  LEC 001

    • M
    • Jan 21 - Mar 10, 2020
    • Avgar, A

ILRLR 6029

This course is offered to students interested in furthering their knowledge of the principles and practices of restorative justice. Students will also acquire the knowledge, skills and techniques necessary ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Seven Week - First.  Combined with: ILRLR 4029

  • 2 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 14644ILRLR 6029  SEM 101

    • MW
    • Jan 21 - Mar 10, 2020
    • Nobles, K

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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ILRLR 4040

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17489ILRLR 6044  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Bronfenbrenner, K

ILRLR 6045

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

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ILRLR 3045

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Advanced Labor and Employment Law

  • 17390ILRLR 6045  LEC 003

    • TR
    • Lieberwitz, R

  • This course will study the changes in U.S. colleges and universities since the 1980s. We will examine the public mission of higher education and the way this has been altered by privatization, corporatization, and commodification trends that encourage colleges and universities to function as private market actors. Topics include reductions of public funding, growing student debt, the use of a corporate labor model resulting in 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 negative impact of such trends and changes on faculty and student rights, including academic freedom, freedom of speech, due process, shared governance, rights to unionize and collectively bargain, and students’ career choices.

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  •   Seven Week - First.  Combined with: ILRLR 3045

  • 2 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Public Sector Labor Law & Collective Bargaining

  • 14523ILRLR 6045  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Jan 21 - Mar 10, 2020
    • 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?

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  •   Seven Week - First.  Combined with: ILRLR 3045

  • 2 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Lawyers as Change Agents: Pathways to Public Good

  • 17881ILRLR 6045  LEC 004

    • M
    • Jan 21 - Mar 10, 2020
    • Magavern, S

  • This class examines the role of lawyers in achieving systemic change in a local community, using case studies from Buffalo and Ithaca. How are public policy changes won, and how are neighborhoods or regions transformed for the better? How do lawyers make a systemic impact while working in a wide variety of settings, including private firms, non-profit law centers, government positions, and non-legal careers? What aspects of legal training and experience help or hinder lawyers as they aim to make a difference? What are successful tools for public policy advocacy?

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  •   Seven Week - Second.  Combined with: ILRLR 3045

  • 2 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Advanced Labor and Employment Law

  • 17388ILRLR 6045  LEC 002

    • TR
    • Mar 11 - May 5, 2020
    • Griffith, K

  • Analysis of the law governing employee rights and labor relations in the workplace.  Topics include the contested meanings of who is an “employee” and who is an “employer,” the growing connectivity between immigration regulation and labor and employment law as well as the reach of U.S. law into international and local arenas.  Also examines the impact of these legal developments and develops legal research and writing skills.

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

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ILRLR 4075

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14288ILRLR 6070  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Gross, J

ILRLR 6080

Topics change depending on semester and instructor. view course details

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  •   Seven Week - Second.  Combined with: ILRLR 3035

  • 1 Credit GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Labor Relat in the Hospitality Indust, Practioner

  • 14839ILRLR 6080  LEC 004

    • MTWSu
    • Mar 22 - Mar 25, 2020
    • Katz, H

  • The Gig Economy and the 21st Century: Labor Rights for the Changing U.S. Workforce (and how the “Empire strikes back”) How should the National Labor Relations Act, an 84-year-old statute, be applied to the 21st century workforce? Former Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board, Mark Gaston Pearce, will explore this question in this course, which will examine key cases and challenges faced by the Obama era NLRB. Under Chairman Pearce’s leadership, the NLRB issued many decisions expanding labor rights to fit the realities of the modern day workforce in cases involving joint employer status, independent contractors, the contingent workforce, immigrant workers, university faculty, grad students and student athletes. The course will explore these issues, as well as the reemergence of protected concerted activity in this era of technological advancement, electronic communication and social media. The course will also examine the “Trump effect” on the Obama era NLRB decisions.

ILRLR 6865

This course will review first the 19th and early 20th century US Supreme Court cases to understand how the Government created segregation in America. The first 80 years saw a number of twists and turns, ... view course details

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  •   Seven Week - First.  Combined with: ILRLR 4865

  • 2 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17486ILRLR 6865  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Jan 21 - Mar 10, 2020
    • Adler, L

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

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  • 14323ILRLR 7533  SEM 101

    • T
    • Sampson, E

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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ILRIC 9800

  • 2 Credits S/U NoAud

  • 14141ILRLR 9800  SEM 101

    • W
    • Litwin, A