10588 Labor and Industrial Relations 1

Credits: 6 advanced credits in Management

Prerequisites: 36 credits, including Human Resource Management. Students must also fulfill all English requirements and take bibliographic instruction in the Library.

Recommended: Introduction to Sociology, Social Psychology, Government and Politics in Israel

The course is based on a collection of articles and sources (court rulings, arbitration decisions, regulations and agreements) edited by Amnon Caspi and Ruth Kastiel.

The course provides students with knowledge and understanding of labor relations in Israel and in other countries. Among the issues discussed are the effect of globalization on labor relations, protection of workers, and the extent and mode of government intervention in labor relations. In addition, the course deals extensively with the mutual relations between employers’ and employees’ representatives: negotiations, causes for labor disputes, strikes, and mechanisms for settlement of conflicts and disputes on various levels.

Topics: Selected theoretical approaches to labor relations; Government; Employers and employer organizations; Labor unions; Labor relations from an international perspective; Collective bargaining; Collective labor agreements; Labor disputes and their resolution; Strikes; Future trends.

1Students may write a seminar paper in this course, although it is not required.

There is some overlap in the content of this and other courses. For details, see Overlapping Courses.