Employment and Labor Relations

Employment and Labor Relations (M.A. Program)

Office: 5401 Cass (255 Walter P. Reuther Library); 313-577-0175
Director: Marick Masters
http://www.clas.wayne.edu/maelr/

ELR 7000 Introduction to Labor and Employment Relations Cr. 3

Introduction to the broad and changing field of labor and employment relations. Topics from the nature of work and role of labor in society to current labor and employment laws. Offered Fall.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

ELR 7010 Health Care, Retirement, and Employee Benefit Plans Cr. 3

Comprehensive understanding of employee benefits issues and practices. Offered Fall.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

ELR 7400 Labor Relations Law in North America Cr. 3

Federal and provincial regulation of union organizing, collective bargaining and union contract administration in the private sector. Content, administration and judicial interpretation of labor relations legislation in the United States, Mexico, and the Canadian province of Ontario. Offered Yearly.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

ELR 7420 Labor and American Politics Cr. 3

Role of organized labor in American politics. Historical background, including rise of the UAW and its role in Detroit and Michigan politics. Recent declines; future of organized labor as a force in American politics. Offered Biannually.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Equivalent: PS 6070

ELR 7430 Public Sector Labor Relations Cr. 3

History, present functions, problems and current controversies surrounding public sector unions. Offered Biannually.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Equivalent: PS 6340

ELR 7450 Employment Relations Law in North America Cr. 3

Federal and state legislation affecting employee-employer relations: discrimination, pension, occupational safety and health, fair labor standards. Implementation of these policies, effect on worker-manager relations: Canada, Mexico, United States. Required core course. Offered Spring/Summer.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

ELR 7550 Selected Topics in Industrial Relations Cr. 3

Various topics to be offered on a limited basis to meet needs of students with special interests not covered by regular course offerings. Offered Irregularly.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

ELR 7600 Internship in Employment and Labor Relations Cr. 1-3

Active involvement in employment and labor relations duties for an employer, union, government agency, or employment and labor relations professional; apprenticeship to a labor arbitrator; or other appropriate opportunity for industrial relations experience. At least eight hours per week; may be paid or unpaid. Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students in the MA in Employ & Labor Relations program; enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Repeatable for 3 Credits

ELR 7700 Current and Future Trends in Collective Bargaining Cr. 3

Collective bargaining, current and future directions; emphasis on joint union-management approach to developing programs improving the quality of work life through workers' involvement in the decision-making process; examination of practical procedures to initiate and implement such programs. Offered Fall.

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students in the MA in Employ & Labor Relations program; enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

ELR 7990 Directed Study Cr. 1-4

Intensive study of significant industrial relations topic against background of more general course work. Preparation of term paper required. Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students in the MA in Employ & Labor Relations program; enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Repeatable for 4 Credits

ELR 8500 Strategic Analysis of North American Labor and Human Resources Issues Cr. 3

Analysis on micro (game theory) and macro (planning) levels; integration of skills; student teams work as consultants for client organization on strategic labor or human resource problem. Offered Yearly.

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students in the MA in Employ & Labor Relations program; enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.