Additional Resources: VI. Supplemental Resource Materials List (NOT REQUIRED BY STUDENT):
Labor Relations Law, 5th ed., Taylor/Witney, PH
Labor-Management Relations, 5th ed., Daniel Q. Mills
Course Description: Consideration of the development, legal environment, and current problems of the industrial relations system. Emphasis is placed upon the historical evolution of both the union movement and the legislative system that shapes its activities. 3:0:3
Learning Outcomes:A. Contemporary Labor-Management Relations:
Describe the industrial relations system, how it operates, rules that govern, and the distinguishing characteristics of the American system.
B. History and Philosophy of American Unionism:
Presents an overview of craft, trade, and industrial unions, their development and political activities.
C. Membership and structure in the American labor movement:
Describes fluctuations in membership, structure, administration, and the functions of both national and local organizations.
D. Statutory and Judicial Regulation of Labor Relations:
Familiarizes the student with legislation that has helped to shape present-day labor-management relations.
E. NLRB and Union Organization:
Explains the organization and structure of the NLRB, its functions and authority:
Unfair Labor Practices. Defines unfair labor practices on the part of both the employer and the union and discusses the increasing incidence of such.
F. Labor-Management Relations in the Public Sector:
Describes collective bargaining in the public sector, legislation that prohibits strikes, and methods of settling labor-management disputes.
G. Grievance and Arbitration Processes.
H. The Collective Bargaining Process:
Explains the process of negotiations; management and union preparations for negotiation; strikes and dispute settlements; grievance and grievance arbitration procedure.
Subjects of Collective Bargaining:
Delineates subjects that must be negotiated, those that may or may not be negotiated; how both management and unions arrive at a dollar value of demands; rights of both parties.
Course Assessment: Grading Policies:
Collective Bargaining Exercise… 35%
Note: These requirements will be explained in detail in class.
Letter grades for the course will be computed as follows:
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Absences: Absences must be reported to the instructor in order to be ‘excused'. Two unexcused absences are grounds for dismissal from the course.
Academic Honesty & Classroom Discipline: This is expected of each student. Behavior to the contrary will result in an immediate ‘F' for the course
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Class Meeting and Examination Schedule
Week 1 Introduction to Course; Discuss Objective A
Week 2 Discuss Objectives B & C
Assign Collective Bargaining Teams
Week 3 Discuss Objective D; Mid-term Exam review
Collective Bargaining Teams meet
Mid-term Exam (Objectives A-D)
Week 4 Discuss Mid-term Exam
Discuss Objective E, F;
Collective Bargaining Teams meet
Week 5 Discuss Objectives G, H
Final Exam review
Week 6 Final Exam (Objectives E, F, G, H) Collective Bargaining Exercise
Week 7 Collective Bargaining Exercise
Week 8 Collective Bargaining Exercise
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 101
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Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences
via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate
Catalog Page 100
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