22:292 Collective Bargaining [Dolecki]

Prerequisite: Nil.

The historical and legal background to collective bargaining will be followed by a study of the process of bargaining, including the structure of bargaining --- what union and employer organizations bargain in different industries --- and third party (government) intervention. The role of the strike in bargaining and alternatives to bargaining when the strike is forbidden will be examined. Typical collective bargaining agreements and the various clauses governing wages, vacations and holidays, promotions, fringe benefits and grievance procedures will be described and the problems arising in administering collective agreements will be illustrated in seminars using arbitration cases (if time permits, simulated grievance procedures and arbitration hearings).

3 lecture hours per week, one term.

Instructor: Joe Dolecki