Upon course completion, the student will be able to:
1. Explore the significance of the following topics, and their impact on the US labor movement:• Cordwainers' Conspiracy Cases • Railway Strike of 1877 • Sherman Antitrust Act • Pullman Strike of 1894 • Erdman Act • Clayton Act • The National War Labor Board • The Railway Labor Act • National Mediation Board • The Norris-LaGuardia Act • The National Labor Relations Act (Wagner) • National Labor Relations Board • The Fair Labor Standards Act • The Labor-Management Relations Act (Taft-Hartley) • The Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (Landrum-Griffin) • Pendleton Act • Public Sector Collective Bargaining, 1962 • Executive Order 10988 • The Civil Service Reform Act • Federal Labor Relations Authority • Professional Air Traffic Controller' Strike of 1981 • Eastern Airlines Strike of 1989 ?2. Explore the historical rational for unionization and collective bargaining in the United States.3. Argue how management has resisted unionization citing specific examples from private industry.
4. Analyze historical and contemporary union membership trends in specific sectors of private industry.
5. Examine basic union security concepts in relation to existing situations in private industry.
6. Evaluate the various types of unions that currently exist throughout private industry.
7. Explore the collective bargaining certification and de-certification process. Cite the various steps associated with the certification/de-certification election process.
8. Define the role of union leadership, focusing upon the duties of the union steward in a craft union, versus one in an industrial union.
9. Appraise bargaining unit determination using a recent representation effort.
10. Cite and analyze unfair labor practice used by management in private industry.
11. Cite and analyze unfair labor practices used by labor organizations in private industry.
12. Differentiate between the role of North American unions, versus those in Europe and Asia.
13. Articulate the steps in the collective bargaining process, including possible strategies/techniques/tactics, as well as the conclusion of the successful process.
14. Explain aspects of commonly occurring issues dealt with in the collective bargaining process, including impasse (and possible resolution methods).
15. List and explain common issues leading to grievances arising in collective bargaining, and available grievance resolution processes.