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Fall 2021
LAW205  A  LABOR LAW

Course Description
Labor law structures the process through which workers organize and engage collectively, rather than individually, with their employers. This course will cover the basics of private sector labor law in the United States. We will study the National Labor Relations Act and the processes of union organizing and collective bargaining that the NLRA establishes. We will also consider historical perspectives on labor law, issues particular to public sector unions, union participation in the political process, the “right to work,” and the ability of non-unionized workers to engage in concerted action. Finally, through the lens of labor law, the course will tackle issues of statutory interpretation, administrative law, and constitutional law. There is no prerequisite for the course.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
08-23-2021 - 12-01-2021   MW  9:30 AM-10:45 AM F109

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered once every academic year

Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: Yes
Prerequisite: none
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: The assessment of students' learning will primarily be through an anonymous, timed examination at the end of the semester, and may include one or two interim assignments during the semester.
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
General
Special Attributes: None
Course Delivery:
Residential
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s):
Employment & Labor - Basic
Social Justice - Related
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s):
Business Compliance and Sustainability (Area of Focus)   More information
Business Compliance and Sustainability (Concentration)   More information
Immigration, Asylum, and Citizenship Law Area of Focus (Area of Focus)   More information
Social Justice & Public Interest (Area of Focus)   More information
Social Justice & Public Interest (Concentration)   More information
Course Book(s):
Textbook Required:
Yes  
  • Textbook Name: Cox, Bok & Gorman's Labor Law, Cases and Materials, 17th, 2021 Statutory Appendix
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Matthew W. Finkin and Timothy P. Glynn
    Publisher: Foundation Press
    Edition: 2021
    ISBN: 9781684679478
      
  • Textbook Name: Cox, Bok, Gorman, Finkin, and Glynn's Labor Law, Cases and Materials, 17th
    Textbook Type: Hardcover
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Matthew W. Finkin and Timothy P. Glynn
    Publisher: Foundation Press
    Edition: 17th Edition
    ISBN: 9781684679812
      
  
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: Dear Labor Law students, I hope that you had a safe and healthy summer, and that you had the chance to relax and enjoy some time off. I’m attaching here the readings for the first class. They are (1) the case book introduction to the class; (2) Washington Aluminum; and (3) a sample collective bargaining agreement (CBA). Read the introduction and Washington Aluminum first. Then skim the CBA, looking for provisions that might be relevant if this CBA were in effect during the events described in Washington Aluminum. On the first day of class I’ll give a general overview of the course, we will discuss Washington Aluminum and the sample collective bargaining agreement (CBA), and we will begin a brief history of labor law leading to the passage of the National Labor Relations Act. Please come prepared to discuss how Washington Aluminum and the CBA help us understand how labor law shapes rights in the workplace for both union and non-union workers. By Monday next week, I will create a Blackboard site for this class, where I will post the full syllabus. Thank you. I look forward to seeing you in person soon. All the best, Andrew Elmore

    Material:
    Required Reading Material: 1) Cox, Bok, Gorman, Finkin, and Glynn's Labor Law, Cases and Materials, 17th Edition, by Matthew W. Finkin and Timothy p. Glynn, ISBN 9781684679812. 2) Cox, Bok & Gorman's Labor Law, Cases and Materials, 17th, 2021 Statutory Appendix, by Matthew W. Finkin and Timothy P. Glynn, ISBN 9781684679478.
      

    Cox and Bok's Labor Law Cases and Materials Supplement - Pages 107-21 - First Class Assignment - Fal
    N L R B v Washington Aluminum Co.doc
    Cox and Bok's Labor Law Cases and Materials Casebook - 17th Edition - Pages 1 - 3 - First Class Ass

 
Professor(s)

ELMORE, ANDREW


Biography
Contact Information:
Email: aelmore@law.miami.edu
Phone: 305-284-8454
Office: G466