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MGMT 451. Employee and Labor Relations

Credits: 3
Department: Management
Description: The management of employee-employer relationships. Individual versus collective bargaining (organizing, negotiating and bargaining), dispute resolution, and alternative labor-capital conflict resolution systems in the U.S. and other countries.
Prerequisites: MGMT 352
Semester Offered: Fall
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Describe how and why workers organize labor unions in the U.S. private sector.
2. Describe the grievance and arbitration processes typical in unionized U.S. private sector firms and the critical ways in which they differ from typical employer-employee conflict resolution (or administration) systems in nonunion U.S. firms.
3. Describe how critical elements of the U.S. employment and labor relations systems differ from systems in several other countries that are important U.S. trading partners.
4. Identify and describe the impact of several unique environmental factors and critical events that produced the labor relations system and federal labor laws of the U.S.A.
5. Understand (from 451 to 551 in difficulty: identify, describe, articulate, compare and contrast) the underlying interests and conflicts in employee and labor relations.

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