Labor Law: Private Sector

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General Enrollment Course
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Experiential Learning
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Course Description

This course, after a short review of American labor history, will focus almost exclusively on the Pennsylvania and National Labor Relations Act, as well as Act 111 and Act 195, this state and nation’s premier statutes dealing with labor management relations in the private and public sectors, and the model for many public sector state laws covering the field. The course deals with the rights of individual employees, employers, and unions with respect to concerted activity, unionization, the establishment of collective bargaining units, elections conducted by the Pennsylvania and National Labor Relations Boards, and the collective bargaining process.
The course will also cover strikes, picketing and handbilling by unions, the current restrictions or limitations on such conduct, and the administration of collective bargaining agreements, grievance processing, and the arbitration of disputes.
We will study and critically examine procedural and substantive case law developed by the Pennsylvania and National Labor Relations Boards as well as the Courts, and its impact upon labor-management relations in both unionized and non-union environments.

Course Offerings 2020-2021

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Fall Term 2020-2021 31754 More >

Course Offerings 2018-2019

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Spring Term 2018-2019 19135 More >