What is labor law?
Come learn about the legal framework and doctrines governing labor-management relations and the workplace rights of minorities and other individual employees. While "Labor Law" generally refers to the National Labor Relations Act or equivalent public sector laws, this class also covers laws that are sometimes referred to as "employment" laws. They include the various discrimination, retaliation, wage, and safety laws that may be enforced by individuals or unions. These laws offer additional ways to facilitate organizing and contract campaigns, as well as grievance handling. Designed to provide practical legal background for the study and practice of labor relations, this course focuses on real problems brought to the class by the students, and it aims to stimulate ways of using the law to build your local unions, as well as to support broader efforts such as organizing temporary workers, coalition work with human rights and environmental groups, and political lobbying campaigns. This course is intended for anyone interested in Labor Law including students who are employees and/or union members, and individuals who are in leadership roles or are preparing for leadership positions in the workplace or in unions.
Labor Studies 108: Labor and Politics
Tuesday evenings 6:55-10:00 in L110; CRN:07503
Instructor: Jim Miller Ph.D.
AFT Local 1931 Political Action VP
What is Labor and Politics?
Come learn about the historical and current role of labor unions and American workers in politics and economics. In addition to giving students a thorough historical background, this course will also deal with many current problems facing workers; national politics; San Diego labor politics; NAFTA and globalization; living wage movements; labor and civil rights; women and labor; the rise of right wing populism and the corporate agenda.
Fall classes begin on August 19th, 2013
Contact: Kelly Mayhew, Labor Studies Coordinator,
at email@example.com for more information
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