MG420 Labor Relations

for F1B 2006

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MG 420 Labor Relations


F1B 2006 BL


Boofter, James E.


Title Adjunct Faculty


M.A. Management; M.A. Human Resources

Office Location

Fort Bliss

Office Hours

8-5  M-F

Daytime Phone

(915) 562-6661


Semester Dates

July 31-Sep 23, 2006

Class Days


Class Time

5:00 - 7:30 PM



Credit Hours


'Labor Relations', 12th edition, 2006, Sloane/Witney

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:
'Labor Relations Law', 5th ed., Taylor/Witney

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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:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain various perspectives of collective bargaining theories.
  2. Discuss the historical and future trends toward labor and management conflict resolution.
  3. Evaluate how labor relations theories can be applied to workplace practices including the students own work environment.

Core Assessment:

No later than week 14 of a 16 week class or week 7 of an 8 week class the student is to have prepared and submitted supported answers to 8 comprehensive questions in the research assignment.

Class Assessment:

Exam 1....20%, (20 points) 
Exam 2 (comprehensive, closed book/notes)...45%, (45 points)
Contract Negotiations.....35%, (35 points)

TOTAL = 100% (100 points) 

A-90-100 points 
B-89-80 points 
C-79-70 points 
D-69-60 points
F-50 points and below

Classroom Rules of Conduct:


Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1: Intro to course; discuss Learning Outcome 'A' (text chapter 1)

Week 2: Discuss Learning Outcomes B (text chapter 2) and C (text chapter 4; Select Bargaining Team and Chief Negotiators

Week 3: Discuss Learning Outcome D (text chapter 3); Exam 1 review and exam(open notes/books); Collective Bargaining Teams meet

Week 4: Discuss Learning Outcomes E (no specific text chapter)and F (text chapter 6); Collective Bargaining Teams meet

Week 5: Discuss Learning Outcome G (text chapter 5), exam 2 review

Week 6: 2d exam (comprehensive including all Learning Outcomes); closed notes/books)

              Collective Bargaining Exercise begins

Week 7: Collective Bargaining Exercise continued

Week 8: Collective Bargaining Exercise continued; course summary and conclusion

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  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

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