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Class Schedule Listings

Winter 2022

Start January 4 end February 6, 2022 (5 weeks)
All Labor Studies classes are transferable to CSU.
                            

3-UNIT ONLINE CLASSES

 
LS 21 – Working Class in Cinema** - Class 11558
Examines film portrayals of the working class and labor unions. Students learn to evaluate popular culture, dramatization of workers’ rights struggles, and analyze how the movies help shape public perception and values. 
Instructor: Ericka Wills, United Steelworkers District 12 
**LS 21 meets GE requirements at Trade-Tech, CSU, and UC.  
 

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1-UNIT WEEKEND CLASSES  8:30am to 5:20pm
All classes at Trade Tech, Room F5-221   
Free parking in the Olive Street parking structure (between Washington Blvd. & 21st Street) for weekend Labor Studies classes (only during class hours)
 
 
LS 105-Grievance Handling Skills - Class 12484
A step-by-step approach to handling grievances including: investigating facts, documenting evidence, writing and presenting grievances, settlement techniques, and duty of fair representation.
January 29 & February 5, 2022
Instructor:  Lou Zigman, Arbitrator

 

Spring 2022

Start February 7 end June 6, 2022 (16 weeks)
All Labor Studies classes are transferable to CSU.
                            

3-UNIT ONLINE CLASSES

 
LS 1 - U.S. Labor History - Class 20308
The often, untold story of workers’ struggles to improve their lives through union organizing and collective bargaining.  From early craft unions, the bloody battles to form factory unions, to the rise of labor federations and public sector unions.
**LS 1 meets GE requirements at Trade-Tech, CSU, and UC.  
Instructor: Ericka Wills, United Steelworkers District 12  
 
LS 2 – Collective Bargaining - Class 20324
Effective bargaining techniques: preparation of demands, costing out, offers and counter-offers, settlement techniques, contract campaigns and mobilizing members; includes mock bargaining.
Instructor:  Tanya Akel, Field Director, Teamsters Local 2010
 
LS 3 Labor Relations Law – Class 20318
A comprehensive overview of labor relations laws (primarily private sector), covering employee, employer and union rights & obligations, unfair labor practices, union representation elections and other Labor Board procedures. 
Instructor:  Josh Young, Gilbert and Sackman 
 
LS 10- Identity & Diversity – Class 20310     
Examines the ever-changing social and political conditions impacting issues such as gender, sexual orientation, disability, race, age, etc. in the context of the workplace.  Workers’ right advocates learn to strategize to combat discrimination and promote diversity in workplaces and the labor movement.  Students learn to overcome workplace divisions by developing respect for differences based on: race, sex, ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation, etc. 
Instructor:  Ericka Wills, United Steelworkers District 12              
 
LS 11 Labor in Public Sector – Class 23908
Public sector unions, workers and services are under attack.  How to protect and defend your members, your union and collective bargaining now and for the future.
Instructor:  Jody Klipple, Director of Research/Policy & Collective Bargaining, SEIU 721           
 
LS 13-Union Leadership – Class 23905    
What does it take to lead a union?  Topics include: internal organizing, mobilizing and educating members, forming coalitions, supervising staff, and interfacing with employers, media, etc.  Instructor: Ericka Wills, United Steelworkers District 12   
 
LS 24 – Enforcing Workers’ Rights - Class 20319
Skills needed to investigate, prepare, and present cases filed by the State Labor Commissioner to enforce workers’ rights. 
Instructor:  Jocelyn Lopez, Department of Industrial Relations 

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3 –UNIT EVENING OFF CAMPUS CLASSES 

6:00PM to 9:10PM (FREE PARKING)
 

WEDNESDAYS


LS 4 – Labor in America - Class 24622
The role of unions in creating and maintaining the middle-class standard of living for all workers.  Labor’s impact on issues such as wages, benefits and job security, and economic justice issues such as public education and social security.
**LS 4 meets GE requirements at Trade-Tech, CSU, and UC.
Instructor: Marcus Hatcher, Labor Educator and Consultant
Teamsters Local 1932, 433 N Sierra Way, San Bernardino, CA 92410
 

THURSDAYS

 
LS 2 – Collective Bargaining - Class 24724
Effective bargaining techniques: preparation of demands, costing out, offers and counter-offers, settlement techniques, contract campaigns and mobilizing members; includes mock bargaining.
Instructor:  Marcus Hatcher, Labor Educator and Consultant
Location:  Teamsters 952, 140 S. Marks Way, Orange, CA 92868
 

3-UNIT DAY CLASS AT TRADE TECH

in F5-107 (School of Liberal Arts Building)
 

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS from 10:10am-11:35am

 
LS 4 – Labor in America - Class 20313
The role of unions in creating and maintaining the middle-class standard of living for all workers.  Labor’s impact on issues such as wages, benefits and job security, and economic justice issues such as public education and social security.
**LS 4 meets GE requirements at Trade-Tech, CSU, and UC.
Instructor:  Lou Siegel, Labor Communications Specialist
 

MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS from 10:10am-11:35am

 
LS 21 – Working Class in Cinema - Class 23992
Examines film portrayals of the working class and labor unions. Students learn to evaluate popular culture, dramatization of workers’ rights struggles, and analyze how the movies help shape public perception and values.
Instructor:  Mindy Chen, Dolores Huerta Labor Institute
 
 
1-UNIT WEEKEND CLASSES  8:30am to 5:20pm
All classes at Trade Tech, Building F5 Room 221
Free parking in the Olive Street parking structure (between Washington Blvd. & 21st Street) for weekend Labor Studies classes (only during class hours)
 
LS 123 Steward Training – Class 24382
Students will survey the role of union stewards: communicating with members, processing grievances, solving problems, organizing and mobilizing members.
Feb 26 & Mar 5, 2022  
Instructor:  Marcus Hatcher, Labor Educator and Consultant             
 
LS 118-Employee Benefit Plans – Class 23825
Explores employee health and retirement benefits: how they work and how they are funded; labor’s role in bargaining and preserving benefits, and the issues and political forces driving the debate. 
Mar 12 & 19, 2022                 
Instructors: Kathy Rallings & Sharon Hendricks
 
LS 134-CA Workers’ Rights – Class 23828
Federal and California Labor Code covering: minimum wage, timely pay, overtime, meal and rest periods, privacy, parental and other leaves, and enforcement procedures.
Apr 23 & 30, 2022                              
Instructor:  Josh Young, Gilbert and Sackman 
 
LS 128-Sexual Harassment & Discrimination – Class 24553
Learn the laws and how to combat sexual harassment and job discrimination, including the criteria for claims, agencies, policies and procedures for prevention.
May 7 & 14, 2022      
Instructor: Susan Minato, Co-President UNITE HERE Local 11

 

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