Ethics in the Workplace

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Values and Ethics in the Union

Ethical dilemmas inevitably arise in the process of providing leadership. The causes of ethical tensions within unions and in the larger labor movement will be explored in this course through readings about democracy, ethical theory, union history and structure, and organizational values. Using case studies, group debates, and class discussions, students will examine the opportunities and dilemmas facing unions as they undergo internal change and revitalization. Different approaches to ethical decision-making will be evaluated to identify the values that guide students' own union work and to develop and practice new processes that will reinforce the integrity of your union.