POLS 7360X The Politics of the American Labor Movement
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as POL 736.
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30 hours plus conference; 3 credits
The influence that trade unions have in the political process (elections, parties, the legislature, and the courts) and the importance of state intervention to union organization and political power. Leading theories on union goals and relationship to the political system will be analyzed. Also covered will be specific policy objectives pursued by unions: e.g., health, safety, and welfare policies; employment security and labor relations policies; affirmative action and economic restructuring policies.