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Labor Law

  • Typically offered every other year
DescriptionThis course focuses on the laws governing collective bargaining by unions and employers, and the laws regulating the relationship between individuals and their unions. Topics covered include: (1) procedures and principles governing both the selection and decertification of unions; (2) the free speech, access and other rights of management and unions during an organizational campaign; (3) the duty to bargain in good faith; (4) the unilateral change doctrine; (5) the laws respecting strikes, lockouts, boycotts, and other concerted action by employees; (6) the duty of fair representation; (7) compulsory dues and other payment to unions; (8) the enforcement of collective bargaining agreements in grievance-arbitration and/or court action; and (9) the procedural and substantive law governing “unfair labor practices,” by both employers and unions.