Labor Law II - Required 2nd Year Course

The second course in labor law builds on the first course. It covers additional substantive law issues applicable to all unions subject to the NLRA. Some of the core concepts covered have some applicability to public sector unions and provide important guides and suggestions even where not strictly applicable. Subjects covered include gender based discrimination (both treatment discrimination and harassment) which necessarily includes an understanding of the underlying theory of legal discrimination; the union's duty of fair representation; regulation of the internal affairs of unions by the US Department of Labor; the fiduciary duty and obligations of union officers in the handling of the finances of the union; secondary boycotts; the legal ramifications of union officers who participate in the administration of benefit plans; successorship and related doctrines when businesses change ownership or otherwise try to avoid legal obligations under an existing contract; and, family and medical leaves under the law.