Labor Studies | Labor Issues on College Campuses
L290 | 18566 | Burmila, Ed


Class Number 18566, 1 cr.,. Class meets Monday, 5:45-8:25 pm,
November 7, 14, 21, 28 and December 5.  The importance of organized
labor on college campuses is on the rise. Faculty, students, and
university employees bring unique labor issues to the table, making
the dynamics on campus unlike any setting in the private sector. We
will examine labor issues that impact campuses directly such as
graduate student organization, apparel contracts, faculty government,
anti-union tactics employed by administrators, and effective models
of university-labor cooperation. As well, we will look at student
participation in broader workers' rights movements. The goal of the
course is to better understand the wide variety of issues, groups and
interests come together on campus to create a singular labor
environment.  Instructor: Ed Burmila, Political Science, IUB.