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Spring 2020

Start February 10 and End June 8, 2020 (16 Weeks)

3-UNIT ONLINE CLASSES

Courses will be conducted completely online, no in person meetings

  • LS 3 – LABOR RELATIONS LAW Class 10080

    A comprehensive overview of labor relations laws (primarily private sector), covering employee, employer and union rights and obligations, unfair labor practices, union representation elections and other Labor Board procedures.

    Instructor: Josh Young, Gilbert and Sackman

  • LS 4 – LABOR IN AMERICA* Class 25525

    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.

    Instructor: Ghosha Maffei, Labor Educator

    *LS 4 meets GE requirements at Trade Tech, CSU, and UC.


     

  • LS – 10 IDENTITY AND DIVERSITY IN LABOR Class 21295

    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' rights 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 24 – Enforcing Workers’ Rights Class 25524

    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 

  • LS 21 – Working Class in Cinema Class 10126

    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.

    *LS 21 meets GE requirements at Trade-Tech, CSU, and UC.  

    Instructor:  Ericka Wills, United Steelworkers District 12 

3-UNIT EVENING OFF CAMPUS CLASSES

6:00 to 9:10pm

Classes in union halls, free parking

  • LS 5 – GRIEVANCE AND ARBITRATION Class 25522

    How to identify, investigate, write and present grievances, and handle arbitrations. Emphasis on participants' own contracts, grievance procedures and experiences.

    MONDAYS 

    Instructors: Tanya Akel, Teamsters Local 2010

    Jody Klipple, SEIU Local 721

    Teamsters Local 2010, 9900 Flower St., Bellflower, CA 90706


     

  • LS 7 – Labor and Political Action Class 25947

    Politics is critical to labor's survival.  Skills needed to tackle political issues affecting your members, including lobbying, electioneering, member mobilization, monitoring legislation and holding politicians accountable.

    MONDAYS 

    Instructor: Staff 

    Class Location: ILWU Local 63, 350 W. 5th St., San Pedro, CA  90731

  • LS 1 – U.S. Labor History Class 25629

    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, and the rise of labor federations and public sector unions.

    TUESDAYS

    Instructors: Matt Bell and Matt Hart, UFCW Local 324 

    Class Location: UFCW Local 324, 8530 Stanton Ave., Buena Park, CA 90620

  • LS 1 – U.S. Labor History Class 25523

    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, and the rise of labor federations and public sector unions.

    WEDNESDAYS 

    Instructor: Marcus Hatcher, Labor Educator and Consultant

    Class Location: Teamsters Local 1932, 433 N Sierra Way, San Bernardino, CA 92410

3-UNIT DAY CLASS AT TRADE TECH

Mondays 1:30pm to 4:40pm

C4-262 (School of Business and Civic Engagement Building)

  • LS 4 – LABOR IN AMERICA* Class 10094

    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.

    Instructor: Lou Siegel, Labor Communications Specialist

    *LS 4 meets GE requirements at Trade-Tech, CSU, and UC.


     

3-UNIT EVENING CLASS AT TRADE TECH

Tuesdays 6:00pm to 9:10pm

F5-315 (School of Liberal Arts Building)

  • LS 21 – WORKING CLASS IN CINEMA* Class 22104

    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

    *LS 21 meets GE requirements at Trade-Tech, CSU, and UC.


     

3-UNIT WEEKEND ONLY OFF CAMPUS CLASS

Saturdays and Sundays, 8:30am to 5:00pm

May 16 and 17, May 30 and 31, and June 6 and 7, 2020

Must Attend Both Days to Earn College Credit

  • LS 2 – COLLECTIVE BARGAINING Class 25545
     

    LS 2 COLLECTIVE BARGAINING - Effective bargaining techniques: preparation of demands, costing out, offers and counter-offers, settlement techniques, contract campaigns and mobilizing members; includes mock bargaining.

    May 16 and 17, May 30 and 31, and June 6 and 7, 2020

    Instructors: Joaquin Calderon, Labor Educator and Marcus Hatcher, Labor Educator and Consultant

     

1-UNIT WEEKEND CLASSES 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

All classes at Trade Tech, B3-309 (School of Health Building)

Free parking in the Olive Street parking structure

(between Washington Blvd. and 21st St.)

For weekend Labor Studies classes (only during class hours)

  • LS 105 – GRIEVANCE HANDLING SKILLS Class 25526

    LS 105 – GRIEVANCE HANDLING SKILLS A step-by-step approach to handling grievances including: investigating facts, documenting evidence, writing and presenting grievances, settlement techniques, and duty of fair representation.

    February 22 and 29

    Instructor:   Lou Zigman, Arbitrator


     

  • LS 114 – WORKERS' LEGAL RIGHTS Class 255271

    LS 114 – WORKERS' LEGAL RIGHTS Know your rights at work. Basic legal rights that protect workers covering such areas as meal breaks, overtime, anti-discrimination, family leave and disability benefits.

    March 7 and 14

    Instructor: Joe Paller, Gilbert and Sackman


     

  • LS 115 – WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY Class 10189

    LS 115 - WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY How to identify and resolve workplace health and safety issues, and proactive strategies to improve workplace safety.

    March 21 and 28

    *April 4 is an optional third day to earn health and safety certificate

    Instructor: Deogracia Cornelio, UCLA LOSH


     

  • LS 106 – LABOR AND DISASTER RELIEF Class 25558

    LS 106 – LABOR AND DISASTER RELIEF Training labor representatives to respond to disasters, emergencies, acts of terrorism or union/employer economic actions through utilizing community, public and private resources and agencies.

    April 18 and 25

    Instructor: Armando Olivas, AFL-CIO Community Services


     

  • LS 121 – NEW MEDIA FOR UNIONS Class 25528

    LS 121 NEW MEDIA FOR UNIONS Survey of methods and techniques that unions use in e-communications, including web sites, text messaging, Twitter, Facebook, and other social media.

    May 2 and 9

    Instructor: Staff


     

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