Labor Studies | Labor and the Economy
L230 | 7346 | Duggan, Lynn
3 cr hrs; Section 7346; 5:45-8:25 PM, Monday and Wednesday, SB140.
This class meets March 8 – April 28.
This course is an introduction to the situation of workers in the US
economy, as well as a framework to understand techniques of worker
control, the determinants of productivity growth, workers' cost of
job loss, and the effects of unemployment on workers’ and unions’
bargaining power. We incorporate an analysis of social policy and
its redistribution of free market outcomes in different countries;
the global context surrounding the US economy; and the role of unions
in labor-management cooperation. This course requires no background
in economics–we’ll learn the basic tools necessary for analyzing work
and organized labor from both mainstream economics and political
economy perspectives. Instructor: Lynn Duggan, DLS, IUB