LSTU-L 110 Introduction to Labor Studies: Labor & Society 3 cr hrs. Class Number 4765 First Summer. Class Dates: 5/6-6/18/08. This is an introductory course on the changing role of labor unions and work in American society. The course will explore how labor unions initiate actions on social issues that impact the American working class, the economy, public policy, and politics. Instructor: C. J. Hawking.