Course Summary
Credit Type:
Organization's ID:
Business 325
40 hours (16 weeks)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 3 Labor Law


Upon the successful completion of this course, students will be able to analyze the foundations of union and labor relations in the United States, as well as relevant labor laws. Students will study management theory, the bargaining process, HR management, union structures, and conflict resolution in labor management.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Define and discuss the objectives of the employment relationship and of labor relations
  • Recognize and discuss the major events, organizations and key strategies in U.S. labor history
  • Articulate and discuss the key provisions, goals and rationales of significant U.S. labor laws, regulations and procedures
  • Evaluate, discuss and compare implications of the structure and strategies used by labor unions and business organizations
  • Discuss and construct the union organizing process
  • Analyze various types of collective bargaining and negotiation tactics as well as processes and resolution strategies for avoiding and/or resolving conflicts, disputes and impasses
  • Identify and describe the general administration of the union contract and analyze how contract grievances are processed and resolved
  • Compare and contrast the similarities and differences among private and public sector labor relations activity
  • Articulate and discuss common characteristics of international labor relations structures and systems

General Topics:

  • Introduction to labor unions
  • Relations between labor and management
  • History of labor unions in the U.S
  • U.S. labor law in the private sector
  • Public sector labor relations
  • Union structure and management
  • Union organizing
  • The bargaining process in union and labor relations
  • Labor-management conflict resolutions
  • Grievance, disciplinary and arbitration process
  • Globalization and labor relations
  • Comparative labor relations
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes
  • Written Papers

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials