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.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the historical and legal basis for labor relations practices.
  • Note various perspectives (union, management, government, consumers) on the US private collective bargaining system.
  • Understand the current status, prospects, and impact of unionism and collective bargaining.
  • Identify trends and current issues confronting collective bargaining participants.
  • Obtain skills useful to a labor relations professional and to managers generally (negotiation and arbitration).
  • Understand contents of typical collective bargaining agreements in the craft and industrial union settings.
  • Understand costing the economic terms of the labor agreement.
  • Understand contract administration and the grievance and arbitration process.
  • 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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