Building Effective Unions: Motivating and Organizing Union Course Number Ls239

ILR School

How long?

  • 11 weeks
  • online

ILR School

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About the course

In this course students will examine the history of workers' efforts to form and join unions and the development of the legal framework within which contemporary organizing typically occurs. New methods of organizing that consider the political, social, and economic environments will be explored along with the various factors that influence workers' willingness to join unions. Of great interest will be discussions about how unions can "unionize" their members so that they become willing participants in the mobilization of other workers to recognize and support the values of the labor movement. We will further discuss the pitfalls of concentrating solely on gaining new members, we neglect to continually engage the current membership.

Key Topics

  • Legal Framework for Union Organizing
  • Traditional Methods of Organizing Workers into Unions
  • New Contemporary Methods of Organizing Workers
  • How the Current Organizing Model is Affected by Janus vs. AFSCME
  • Learn Effective Methods When Engaging Non-Members
  • Organizing the Organized

Approaches and Features

This online course will use asynchronous group discussion, text readings, weekly course notes, and a mock organizing campaign to introduce and practice new concepts. Students participate in a required live weekly webinar with the instructor is available to students to discuss the week's topics, obtain detailed information, and to ask questions ( the webinars are also recorded for student playback or in case of student absence). Participants do not have to be online on a specific day or time, other than participation in the weekly webinars. A mid-term and final exam, along with student participation throughout the course will determine the grade that a student receives.

Experts

John Castella

John Castella teaches courses including “Introduction to Labor Studies and Employment Relations”, “Collective Bargaining”, and “Labor Relations in Professional Sports.” He also teaches certificate program courses for the Union Leadership Academy centering around, “Collective Bargaining”, “Interna...

Building Effective Unions: Motivating and Organizing Union Course Number Ls239 at ILR School

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