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PAA 612 Collective Bargaining and Labor Relations

Prerequisite: All core and first track requirements.

Course Description: This course is an introduction to labor relations in a unionized environment. The course describes the history of unionization, the recognition of unions, preparation for and the process of collective bargaining, impasse procedures, contract administration, grievance processing, and employee and management rights and obligations. Special emphasis is placed throughout the course on the administrator's role in labor/management relations at the department and division levels and the manager's role vis-à-vis the negotiator/labor relations professional. Case studies are drawn upon during the course.


3 credits