HRMT 4690 - Labor Management Relations


An analysis of the industrial relations problems between organized labor and management, and the interrelationships of the union, its members, and the nonunion workers.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Identify the historical and legal basis for labor relations practices.
  2. Note various perspectives (union, management, government, consumers) on the US private collective bargaining system.
  3. Understand the current status, prospects, and impact of unionism and collective bargaining.
  4. Identify trends and current issues confronting collective bargaining participants.
  5. Obtain skills useful to a labor relations professional and to managers generally (negotiation and arbitration).
  6. Understand contents of typical collective bargaining agreements in the craft and industrial union settings.
  7. Understand costing the economic terms of the labor agreement.
  8. Understand contract administration and the grievance and arbitration process.
  9. Have the necessary skills and knowledge needed by a human resource specialist or general manager who may have to deal with labor unions.

Credit Hours

Business Administration


  • MGNT 3600 or MGT 312 minimum grade of C

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