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227 sec. 1 - Labor Law (Spring 2011)
Instructor: Barry Winograd (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Meeting Time: Tu 10:00-12:40
Meeting Location: 111
Course Start: January 11, 2011
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49570
This course will consider the fundamental legal principles affecting labor relations in the private sector workplace. These principles are incorporated in the National Labor Relations Act, as amended. The Act was passed in 1935 at a time of great 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 Act, however, 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. The course will emphasize the collective bargaining process and related topics, including labor-management negotiations, strikes, picketing, secondary boycotts, arbitration, federal preemption, and individual employee rights in the labor-management context. There is no prerequisite for the course.
Since 1988, the instructor has been an arbitrator and mediator specializing in labor and employment cases, and a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators. Previously, the instructor was an administrative law judge in the labor law field in the 1980's and a staff attorney with the United Farm Workers Union in the 1970's. He has served on the adjunct faculty at Berkeley Law since 1985, and at the University of Michigan Law School from 2004 to 2009.
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Required Books are in blue
- Cases and Materials on Labor Law (and Statutory and Case Supplement)
Cox, Bok, Gorman & Finkin
Edition: 14th (or latest edition if no longer the 14th)
Publisher: Foundation Press
Copyright Date: To Be Determined
Price: To Be Determined