Labor Studies | Trucks, Cars and Auto Workers
L290 | 21565 | Balliet, Lee
LSTU-L 290 Trucks, Cars and Auto Workers Class Numbers 21565, 1 cr.,
Class meets Thursday, 5:45-8:25 pm., November 2, 9, 16, 30 and
December 7. This class meets with LSTU-L 390, same title.
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.