Upon course completion, the student will be able to:
1. Explore the significance of the following topics, and their impact on the U.S. labor movement: • Origin of Labor Relations Law • The Railway Labor Act • National Mediation Board • The Norris-LaGuardia Act • The National Labor Relations Act (Wagner) • National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) • The Fair Labor Standards Act • The Labor-Management Relations Act (Taft-Hartley) • The Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (Landrum-Griffin)
2. Explore the historical rational for unionization and collective bargaining in the United States, the functions of the bargaining unit and its regulation and authority with an emphasis on the statutory definition of interstate commerce, employer, & employee: • Collective bargaining process under the Railway Labor Act • Jurisdictional Standards of NLRB
3. Analyze historical and contemporary union membership trends in specific sectors of private industry. Explain how and why unfair labor practices under the Railway Labor Act are based on precedents established by NLRB rulings. Analyze specific case studies to determine the key elements of conflict resolutions/grievance procedures.
4. Evaluate the various types of unions that currently exist throughout private industry.
5. Explore the collective bargaining process.
6. Recognize rights and responsibilities of unions and management.
7. Cite and analyze cases of the bargaining process and outcomes. Review, interpret and synthesize case administrative law related to the aviation industry and its potential application to current issues in the industry.
8. Explore the administering of the labor agreement. 3
9. Apply the labor relations process to different labor relation systems. Describe and explain the salient issues that define the current labor-relations environment within the aviation industry.
10. Cite and analyze unfair labor practices used by labor organizations in private industry. Understand and analyze significant events that occurred in aviation labor relations from 1978 through 1998 for their potential application to current activity in the aviation labor environment.
11. Explore the global approach and differentiate between the roles of North American unions, versus those in Europe and Asia.
12. Conduct a bargaining simulation, negotiate a virtual collective bargaining agreement, using either a computer simulation or a non-computerized format that is comparable to many collective-bargaining agreements in the aviation industry.