Labor Studies | Trucks, Cars and Auto Workers
L290 | 25711 | Balliet, Lee
Section 25711, 1 cr., SB150. Class meets two Fridays, November 5 and
19, from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm with one hour free for lunch.
This short course will examine the development of the U.S. auto
industry and the role of workers and unions in making it the envy of
the world by the 1950s. More than any other institution, the U.S.
auto industry defined the economic and social institutions of modern
America. Today, the world has changed. The industry once dominated
by Ford, General Motors and Chrysler is now seriously challenged by
new foreign competitors. Is this good for American workers and
consumers? We’ll discuss what’s happening, look into the future, and
tally up some possible winners and losers. Instructor: Lee Balliet,
Professor Emeritus, DLS, IUB.