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