Course Description

601:659. LABOR LAW (3 or 4)


A study of the law's response to employees' efforts to organize and take concerted action to improve their wages, hours, and other employment conditions. The course traces the evolution of a national labor policy in this country through the New Deal and later federal legislation. Focus on the protections afforded by federal law to union organizational activities; the procedures established by federal law for the selection of representatives for the purposes of collective bargaining; federal regulation of concerted economic activity by unions, such as strikes, boycotts, and picketing, and of countervailing employer action; and the extent of federal preemption of state regulation in the labor area.