Labor Studies | Contemporary Labor Problems
L105 | 6684 | Steven Ashby


In the midst of an unprecedented economic boom, all is not rosy for
American workers or the labor movement.  This course will discuss and
debate some of the major contemporary economic and political problems
confronting organized labor, workers, and society as a whole.  Topics
include:  globalization; plant closings; sweatshops; lean production;
team concept, and evolving labor-management cooperation programs;
union democracy; issues of race and gender; electoral politics; and
responses to the decline of organized labor.