Labor Studies | Grievance Representation
L220 | 7942 | Ashby, Steven
This section is a web based course offered through OnCourse. There
are no required classroom meetings - all interaction between
instructor and students will take place through OnCourse.
Section 7942; 3 credit hours. This is a practical course that
examines how a union steward represents workers on the job, including
how to investigate, write, and negotiate grievances, and how to
utilize the law to defend workers’ rights on the job. Using case
studies, we will discuss how a steward would respond to common
grievances such as insubordination, absenteeism, seniority, and
racial and sexual harassment. The course will explore effective
organizing tools – collective action around grievances, contract
campaigns, and work-to-rule campaigns – which mobilize the membership
to win grievances and strong contract agreements. Instructor:
Professor Steven Ashby, DLS, IUB.