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227 sec. 1 - Labor Law (Spring 2013)
"Labor Law in the Private and Public Sector-A Survey of the Basic Principles"

Instructor: David Rosenfeld  (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Units: 3
Meeting Time: M 3:35-6:15
Meeting Location: 134

Course Start: January 07, 2013
Course Control Number (1Ls): 49648 (section 2)
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49646

This course will consider the legal principles affecting labor relations in the private and public sector workplace. These principles are incorporated in the National Labor Relations Act, and public sector statutes. The NLRA was passed in 1935 at a time of severe economic strife, and proved to be of great help to labor organizing and to increased union strength. Major amendments to the Act in 1947 significantly limited that benefit, and contributed to the decline of union power in the U.S. The NLRA remains a tool available to those who wish to promote greater unionization, and also has provided the template for public sector labor relations statutes throughout the country. Public sector bargaining began in the 1950's but has been under severe attack over the last 2 years. The course will emphasize the collective bargaining process and related topics, including labor-management negotiations, strikes and lockouts, picketing, secondary boycotts, arbitration, federal preemption, and individual employee rights in the labor-management context. The course will use a new textbook which emphasizes the modern application of labor law principles to the contemporary workplace. The text also integrates these concepts to public sector labor relations. There is no prerequisite for the course.

The Instructor has practiced union side law since 1973 and has taught the labor law course twice before. He has also taught various other empoyment and labor law courses since 2005.

Exam Notes: TH
Course Category: Work Law
This course is cross-listed in the following categories:
Social Justice and Public Interest

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  • Labor law in the contemporary workplace
    by Kenneth G. Dau-Schmidt... [et al.] for the Labor Law Group
    Publisher: St. Paul, MN : West, c2009.
    ISBN: 9780314166777
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $49.00
    Note: prices are sampled from internet bookstores. Folletts prices are unavailable at this time.

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