Labor Studies & Employment Relations

BTLA Course Offerings

 

Fall 2011 | Spring 2012 | Summer 2012 | Fall 2012 | Spring 2013

Fall 2011 Semester
 
Labor and Politics in the Building Trades (Group A)
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Course Code: BTLA-LP01
Nov. 7 - Dec. 19, 2011, Mondays, 6:00 - 8:45 p.m.
Instructor: TBD
This course provides an overview of the national and state political systems, processes, and structures, examining the role of building trades unions in New Jersey and American politics and how state and national politics directly and indirectly affect their members.
 
Spring 2012 Semester
 
Building Trades Labor History (Group A)
Course Code: BTLA-LH01
Jan. 23 - Mar. 5, 2012, Mondays 6:00 - 8:45 p.m.
Instructor: TBD
“You can’t know where you’re going if you don’t know where you’ve been.”  This course provides an in-depth understanding of the development of building craft unionism over the last century and its social and economic impact on American Society.
 
Labor and Employment Law in the Construction Industry (Group B)
Course Code: BTLA-LE01
Mar. 19 - April 30, 2012, Mondays 6:00 - 8:45 p.m.
Instructor: TBD
This course provides an overview of American employment and labor laws pertinent to the construction industry. It prepares union leaders to protect their members in the employment relationship and avoid legal liabilities for their unions.
 
Summer 2012
 
Collective Bargaining in the Building Trades (Group B)
Course Code: BTLA-CB01
May 14 - June 25, 2012, Mondays 6:00 - 8:45 p.m.
Instructor: TBD
This course provides an overview of the collective bargaining process for the building trades unions. Students will learn how to competitively and successfully negotiate collective bargaining agreements with a single employer as well as multiple employers.
 
Fall 2012
 
Leadership and Communication (Group C)
Course Code: BTLA-LC01
Sept. 10 - Oct. 22, 2012, Mondays 6:00- 8:45 p.m.
Instructor: TBD
This course examines theories and practices of effective leadership and communication. Students will learn how to communicate effectively with their members, employers, and the public. The responsibilties and ethics of unions leaders will be discussed.
 
Organizing and Union Building (Group C)
Course Code: BTLA-OU01
Nov. 5 - Dec. 17, 2012, Mondays 6:00 - 8:45 p.m.
Instructor: TBD
This course introduces strategies and methods of how to organize new members, how to motivate members to become active in the union, and how to build a more effective union.
 
Spring 2013
 
Contemporary Labor Issues I (Group D)
Course Code: BTLA-LI101
Jan. 28 - Mar. 11, 2013, Mondays 6:00 - 8:45 p.m.
Instructor: TBD
These courses provide a deep understanding and discussion on current economic, political, and labor issues affecting building trades unions, their members, and their families.
 
Contemporary Labor Issues II (Group D)
Course Code: BTLA-LI201
Mar. 25 - May 6, 2013, Mondays 6:00 - 8:45 p.m.
Instructor: TBD
These courses provide a deep understanding and discussion on current economic, political, and labor issues affecting building trades unions, their members, and their families.