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Hugh Judd
MGMT 413
Seattle Campus

Labor Law and Collective Bargaining

Labor-management relations. The legal context, union organizing, grievance administration, collective bargaining. Individual and group simulations used.

Class description

This course will provide: (1) an introduction to the collective bargaining and labor relations processes; and (2) practical negotiations and dispute resolution skills.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Instruction will provide theoretical knowledge, and practical applications of that knowledge, through a combination of lectures, case analyses, and exercises. Much of the emphasis will be on practical skills development. Students will participate in negotiating and mediating labor-management issues. Students will represent labor or management in an arbitration exercise, and will subsequently prepare and present the award in that arbitration case. We will encourage in-class discussions and team exercises.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

Text readings Preparation of contract proposals A short paper summarizing a current labor relations issue in the news Group preparation of a bargaining notebook A written arbitration award

Written work turned in during quarter 30% Mid-term 25% Final Exam 35% Attendance/class participation/peer evaluations 10%


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.
Last Update by Hugh Judd
Date: 09/29/2003