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Labor Law: Union Organization, Collective Bargaining, and Unfair Labor Practices
Professor Laurence Silberman
J.D. Course 264 | 3 credit hours
This course surveys the judicial and administrative regulation of labor relations in the United States. After gaining a brief historical perspective, students examine in depth the rights conferred and duties imposed upon employees, unions, and employers by the National Labor Relations Act, as amended. The focus is upon the rights of employees to select a union to represent them in dealings with their employer; rules governing union organizational campaigns; collective bargaining between unions and employers; the economic weapons available to influence the outcome of collective bargaining and the limits imposed by law on their use (strikes, lockouts, primary and secondary boycotts, etc.); methods of enforcing agreements reached through collective bargaining; and the union's duty to fairly represent all of the employees it has been chosen to represent.
The internet may not be used during class sessions.