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LAWS 7757 Labor Law (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

What do the NFL, Major League Baseball and other professional sport leagues, the entertainment industry, the Writers' Guild, as well as large portions of the health care, hospitality, service and manufacturing industries, to name a few, have in common? Collective bargaining and the law governing that process regulates employment relations in all these industries. This course examines the Nation's basic collective bargaining statute, the National Labor Relations Act, the statute that provides the basic model for public-sector labor relations as well. Among other issues, this course examines the legal framework for bargaining, for dispute resolution through the grievance-arbitration process, the regulation of economic pressure tactics, union organizing and a series of Constitutional issues affecting this area. Current trends are highlighted and existing doctrine is studied in light of its demonstrated or likely impact. Evaluation by examination.


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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13