POLS 3154 Politics of the U.S. Labor Movement

3 hours; 3 credits

Examines the root causes of organized labor's decline and the consequences of this decline on working and living conditions, and prospects for labor's revitalization. Analyzes the political economy of labor, labor's influence at the workplace in the representation of workers, labor leadership and democracy, and labor's political influence in politics. Explores community-labor coalition-building efforts with other actors.

Prerequisite: Core Studies 3 or Core Curriculum 1230, or any Political Science course in the 1000-level range, or English 1010 or equivalent, or permission of department.


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