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227 sec. 1 - Labor Law (Spring 2012)

Instructor: Barry Winograd  (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Units: 3
Meeting Time: Tu 10:00-12:40
Meeting Location: 115

Course Start: January 10, 2012
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49631

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 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 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 and lockouts, 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.

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

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  • Labor Law, 15th
    Archibald Cox, Derek C. Bok, Robert A. Gorman, Matthew W. Finkin,
    Publisher: Foundation Press
    ISBN: 9781599419503
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: To Be Determined
  • Labor Law: Cases & Materials - Statutory and Casebook Supplement
    Cox Bok Gorman & Finkin
    Edition: 15th Edition [new in 2011]
    Publisher: Foundation Press
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: To Be Determined

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