Labor Relations Major

Description: A program that focuses on employee-management interactions and the management of issues and disputes regarding working conditions and worker benefit packages, and that may prepare individuals to function as labor or personnel relations specialists. Includes instruction in labor history, policies and strategies of the labor movement, union organization, labor-management negotiation, labor law and contract interpretation, labor economics, welfare and benefit packages, grievance procedures, and labor policy studies.

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Labor Relations Major

What Kinds of Students Major in Labor Relations?

Students in this major tend be adept in social problem solving. They seek to settle arguments, to find ways in which everybody involved in an issue comes out a winner. They are oriented toward management, but find great interest in the social sciences such as psychology, sociology, history, economics, and government. They may be active in student government, political campaigns, peer mediation, mock trials, debate, or conflict resolution.

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What Courses Do Labor Relations Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Labor Relations majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Collective Bargaining and Contract Administration
  • Contemporary Workplace Issues
  • Employment Practices Law
  • Human Resource Management
  • Labor History
  • Labor Law
  • Labor Management Relations
  • Leadership in Work Settings
  • Race and Gender in Employment