ILRLR 6045

ILRLR 6045

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

Graduate seminar whose topic changes depending on semester and instructor.

When Offered Fall, Spring.

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

  • 2 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Public Sector Labor Law & Collective Bargaining

  • 13755ILRLR 6045  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - Mar 26, 2021
    • Adler, L

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    This course will explain how public sector labor law and bargaining occurs, focusing quite a bit on teachers and police unions and legal decisions.. We will also study the history of policing to learn how and why their unions formed and bargainedas they have. With that set of understandings, we will immerse ourselves in the debates swirling around the purported power of police, teacher and other public sector unions and analyze whether their contractual and political advantages are as strong as many assert they are.

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

  • 2 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Resetting the Table: Commnty Prtcptn in Plcy Negtn

  • 19255ILRLR 6045  LEC 002

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - Mar 26, 2021
    • Gresham, J

      O Suilleabhain, A

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Too often, community members impacted by public policy decisions are left out of the processes that create policies in the first place. This course will focus on the roles of community members and groups in negotiations and public policy making. We will explore the impact and benefits of community and civil society (labor unions, racial justice groups, women’s groups, and more) participation in policy change negotiations. We will examine how policy negotiation tables are set to exclude or include community members, and models for community participation from direct representation in negotiations, to inclusive commissions, to issue-based task forces, and public consultations and hearings. We will learn about negotiation process design and approaches to make public processes more inclusive. Drawing on the instructors’ research and public policy advocacy experience, the course will look at the roles that community members and groups can play in negotiations and public policy making. We will explore the power of normative coalition building in gaining seats and representation at the tables where big policy decisions are made.