Western Ontario University

Introduction to Labour Management Relations

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About the course

Explore the history, current status and challenges of labour relations. Examine the directions labour management relations could go and possibilities for the future.


  • The history of the labour movement
  • Key issues related to business process, work environment, union constitution and by-laws
  • Various approaches to labour-management relations
  • Opportunities and implications for new and innovative relationships between labour and management

What to Expect

This is an interactive course; you will engage online with your class and instructor through our online learning management system. Plan to log into your course regularly throughout the week.

You can expect approximately six hours of work per week for discussions, readings, assignments, exams/quizzes and other course requirements.

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Jason Russell

Jason Russell teaches Introduction to Human Resource Management and Introduction to Labour Management Relations. He has taught at several different post-secondary institutions and his research and publications focus on labour and management in North America in the decades since World War II. Ru...


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