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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

National Paralegal College | Evaluated Learning Experience

Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining (BUS-304)


Varies; self-study format. 

Various; distance learning format.

November 2015 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: delineate the key issues and events affecting the current and future status of labor relations and formulate his or her own conclusions and opinions; identify, interpret, and apply the federal statutes relevant to labor-management relations; discuss the impact of the principal historical developments that have influenced the evolution of unionism in the United States; describe the relationship between labor and management in American business and the influence on that relationship of economic, social, statutory, and regulatory policies and systems; analyze and evaluate the process of union representation, collective bargaining, contract administration, dispute resolution, as well as the roles of labor and management representatives within their respective entities; explain the impact of technology tools on labor relations; interpret the significance of labor relations in the context of international commerce.


This course is the study of the development of labor relations in the United States, methods of organizing employees, and the tools that organized groups in industry use to represent labor. Specifically, the course discusses the type of employees represented by unions, and the settlement process of labor disputes in a union context, as well as labor union and employer associations involved in arbitration, mediation, and conciliation. Public sector unions are considered in contrast to private sector unions. Topics include: collective bargaining, trade agreements, strikes, boycotts, lockouts, company unions, employee representation, and injunctions. Evaluation criteria include: required readings, practice assignments; class participation; and a final exam. Prerequisite: Human Resources Management (BUS-111).

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Labor Relations (3/18) (5/23 revalidation).