This course examines federal regulation of private sector labor-management conflict, with particular focus on the National Labor Relations Act. Topics include: the organization and recognition of unions; the structure and process of collective bargaining; the scope of union and employer direct action; and the role of arbitration in the administration of collective bargaining agreements. The role of the law in allocating power between unions and employers is one theme of the course. Another course theme is the peculiar role of history in shaping modern labor law.
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