Labor Law: The Public Sector

Class Information Spring 2023

  • 2 units
  • Class No.: 58210
  • Meets: Monday
  • Time: 5:40 pm - 7:20 pm
  • Location: 206
  • Exam:
  • Course Description

Labor Law: The Public Sector

Certificate(s): Public Interest and Social Justice Law (List B)

Course Description:

This sequel to Labor Law will follow the historical growth and development of public sector labor relations, which is the fastest growing, and largest unionized segment of the American workforce. The course will focus on how city, state and federal employment statutes impact public employees and the constitutional protections that government workers enjoy under the U.S. and state constitutions. The course will also analyze several public employment relation laws, which grant collective bargaining rights to government workers in many states.

Class Notes:

Grade based on midterm, take-home final, and class participation. Reading assignment for first class posted online. The top five students on the wait list should attend on the first day. It is recommended that students have had Labor Law (235) but not required.