Steven M Goldblatt
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.
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.
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 websites 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.