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Steven M Goldblatt
CEE 593
Seattle Campus

Construction Labor Law

In-depth study of construction labor topics, including labor-management organization, legislation, and regulation, collective bargaining, and job site administration. Examines importance of labor relations in construction firms, whether in a union setting or an open shop environment.

Class description

The organization of American labor-management relations; key pieces of labor and employment legislation and regulation and the primary purpose, issues, and impact of each; labor contract terms, especially those dealing with wages, hours, and fringe benefits; certain procedures used in the processes of collective bargaining; and labor relations in union and open shop construction.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Lecture/discussion led by the instructor and his guests. Students’ opportunity to participate depends necessarily on class size and the material to be covered.

Recommended preparation

The best-prepared students are CEE and CM professionals, but all interested students are welcome.

Class assignments and grading

Each week students should preview the website’s class outlines and their linked materials. They may also do the recommended reading as listed in the schedule.

Students earn scores on a research paper, team collective bargaining game report, and class participation and leadership. Grades are based on their total scores.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
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Last Update by Steven M Goldblatt
Date: 11/07/2002