Labor Studies | Issues in Collective Bargaining
L350 | 4900 | Cormier

Three credit hours, 6:00-8:45 PM, Wednesday, OH 102.  (A multi-campus technology course.)  Employee benefits (primarily health care and retirement) have become an important part of the union contract in all sectors of the economy.  They have been transfor
med from the realm of the old "fringe" benefits to major cost components of the modern total labor package.  Actually negotiating these benefits has become quite involved.  This course will explain the basics of each type of benefit and will examine how t
hey are negotiated, including the costing of such benefits.  Emphasis will also be on current application concerns, including the effects of managed health care benefits and the shift away from pensions to savings plans for retirement.