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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Corporate College Services, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience

Labor Relations (MGMT 318)

Location: 
Connecticut, Delaware, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and other approved locations throughout the United States.
Length: 
32 hours (8 weeks).
Dates: 
July 2010 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: examine labor union laws that impact the terms and conditions of employment; distinguish differences among private sector, public sector, and multinational labor union relations; promote positive employee relationships and mutual respect in labor union relations and a mutual gains approach to problem solving; evaluate contemporary administrative, economic, and institutional issues that impact contract negotiations; and prepare costing out options for negotiations by applying each side's issues and concerns and identifying key negotiating points.
Instruction: 

Major topics include: labor union-management relations; evolution of employee-management relationships; influence of the legal system on employment relationships; union and management; key participants in the LR process; negotiating labor costs; resolving negotiation impasses and developing cooperation; contract administration and labor relations in the public sector; collective bargaining negotiation exercises; labor arbitration and employee discipline; institutional, administrative, and economic issues.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Labor Relations or as a Management elective (6/10) (7/15 revalidation). NOTE: The educational approach in this course is based on the principles of accelerated learning and adult learning theory. Based on this, and due to the limited class size and the the low student/teacher ratio, learning outcomes are achieved and content is covered in the allotted hours.

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