Labor Relations

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Labor Relations

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    Management Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    MG 2003 Management Principles or MG 3034 Managing People and Organizations 

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    DESCRIPTION:
    Study of the development of the labor movement and the structure of organized groups. Analysis of labor union and employer association activities including: contract negotiations, contract administration, and dispute resolution through mediation and arbitration. Labor-management relations in non-unionized settings.

    RATIONALE: 
    The main purpose of this course is to examine the labor-management relationship in unionized and non-unionized settings in the U.S.A. and in Greece. Whether a student works in a business organization, either as a manager or as a non-manager in a unionized or non-unionized setting, s/he will be impacted by the labormanagement environment in the organization.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: 
    As a result of taking this course, the student should be able to:
    1. Analyze the development of the labor movement, the structure of unions, employers’ associations and the environment of labor relations. (analysis)
    2. Analyze and integrate issues related to collective bargaining, including: contract negotiations, the issues of a collective agreement, contract administration, grievance procedure, dispute resolution, and labor relations in non-union firms. (analysis and synthesis)
    3. Synthesize and apply knowledge in labor relations to contemporary organizations. (synthesis and application)

    METHOD OF TEACHING AND LEARNING:
    In congruence with the teaching and learning strategy of the College, the following tools are used:
    • Classes consist of lectures, case studies, experiential exercises, and in-class discussion of related material.
    • Office Hours: Students are encouraged to make full use of the office hours of their instructor in order to consult and discuss issues related to the course content.
    • Use of the Blackboard learning platform: in order to enhance the teaching and learning process, instructors may use the site to post their announcements, upload related course material, lecture notes, assignment instructions and additional resources.