Laney College

Labor Studies

Labor Studies

This program is designed to offer both background and current trends in various aspects of labor-management issues and relations.

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The Labor Studies Program is designed to offer both background and current trends in various aspects of labor-management relations.  Here is how the California Community Colleges Taxonomy of Programs (6th Edition) describes the labor studies program:

0516.00 – Labor and Industrial Relations:

Describes the history and development of the labor movement, including the analysis and interpretation of federal and state regulations, union contracts, labor negotiations, conciliation, arbitration, and grievance procedures.

New students apply to the college & enroll in a Labor Studies class.   Continuing students click here to enroll in a class.

Earn a Certificate of Completion in Labor Studies! Here are the required 21 units of classes needed:

  • LABST 010 American Labor Movement (3 units)
  • LABST 012 Collective Bargaining (3 units)
  • LABST 013 Labor Economics for Labor & Community Leaders (3 units)
  • LABST 014 Grievance Handling & Arbitration (3 units)
  • LABST 030 Labor Law (3 units)
  • Plus six (6) units of Labor Studies elective units

Fisnished your classes and want to petition for your certificate? Fill out this online Petition Form for AA Degree or Certificate, printi out and make on appointment with a counselor to sign off on it by calling 510/464-3152, or 3153 for an appointment. They are open until 7pm on Monday and Tuesday evenings during the semester. NOTE: You can not do a “drop-in” appointment to get a certificate or degree approved.

Earn an Associate Arts degree in Labor Studies by completing the above classes, plus the required general education classes.

Labor Studies Classes for FALL 2015

LABOR STUDIES 010: American Labor Movement – (code 41836) 6-9:50pm – American and global economic forces impinging on employment, taxation, income distribution, public policy and collective bargaining.