POLS 3154 Politics of the U.S. Labor Movement
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as POL 75.4.
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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 Political Science 1001 or 1002 or 1003 or 1004 or 1005 or 1006, or English 1010 or equivalent, or permission of department.