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Worker Institute faculty teach undergraduate and graduate level courses related to the labor movement, growing inequality, workers' rights, collective representation, labor law, and more. The following courses available for Spring 2015 are closely aligned with the Worker Institute's research, projects, and interests, with many of them taught by core Worker Institute faculty.

ILRIC 2350 Work, Labor, and Capital in the Global Economy
Applegate/Batt/Cook/Compa
ILRIC 3342 Workplace Health and Safety as a Human Right
Gross
ILRIC 4330 Politics of the Global North
Turner
ILRIC 4333 Comparative Labor and Employment Law
Colvin
ILRIC 6330 Comparative Political Economy and Global Debates
Turner
ILRIC 6350 Labor Markets and Income Distribution in Developing Economies
Fields
ILRLR 1100 Introduction to US Labor History
Elias/Applegate
ILRLR 2010 Labor & Employment Law
Gold/Griffith
ILRLR 2050 Collective Bargaining
Aleks/Litwin
ILRLR 2070 Writing Seminar in History - Mexican Labor and Working-Class History in the US
Martinez-Matsuda
ILRLR 2080 Writing Seminar in Labor Relations - Global Bargaining in the Neo-Liberal Era
Bronfenbrenner
ILRLR 3035 Special Topics in Labor Relations: Rhetoric of Labor
Nelson
ILRLR 3035-002 Special Topics in Labor Relations: Seminar on Precarious Workers
Griffith
ILRLR 3060 Recent History of American Workers
Cowie
ILRLR 3065 Immigrant America: Race and Citizenship in Modern Working-Class History
Martinez Matsuda
ILRLR 3068 Organizing for Immigrant Worker Rights
Gleeson
ILRLR 3820 Gendered Workplace
Devault
ILRLR 3830 Workers' Rights as Human Rights
Gross
ILRLR 3835 Claiming Individual Worker Rights: Promises and Challenges
Gleeson
ILRLR 3860 African American Social History, from 1910 to the Present - Race, Work and the City
Salvatore
ILRLR 3880 Unfree Labor: Servants, Slaves, and Wives
Devault
ILRLR 4012 Managing and Resolving Conflict
Lipsky
ILRLR 4060 Labor Relations in the Hospitality Industry
Aleks/Hurd/Sherwyn
ILRLR 4860 US Public Sector: Shifting Power and Shrinking of Rights
Adler
ILRLR 5000 Collective Bargaining
Litwin
ILRLR 5010 Labor and Employment Law
Compa/Lieberwitz
ILRLR 6011 Negotiation - Theory and Practice
Seeber
ILRLR 6012 Managing and Resolving Conflict
Lipsky
ILRLR 9800 Workshop in Collective Bargaining, Labor Law, and Labor History
Cowie/Boyer
ILRHR 4650 Globalization at Work
Batt

To learn more about these courses, visit ILR Course Descriptions and Schedules.