Labor Law Immersion
Labor Law Immersion is an intensive survey of legal issues faced by union representatives, organizers and leaders. Course participants will deal with the key legal problems faced by union staff members in public and private sector organizing; bargaining; day-to-day representation; litigation and several common external law situations; including hiring rules, privacy issues, immigration and wage and hour problems. The course is designed to sharpen recognition of potential legal problems, provide an understanding of the legal resources available to solve those problems and consider how the law can be used to advance workers' rights. Space limited to 15 participants. All skill and experience levels welcome, but the course is geared toward staff with at least two years of experience. Some outside class preparation is required, and participants are urged to attend all three classes.