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UGRD > LABCTR > 315

Leading and Strengthening Workers' Organizations

Description:
In this course, students are introduced to the history of worker leadership in the US with a focus on critically examining the strategies, strengths and weaknesses of individual leaders and their most critical decisions. Students will analyze how leadership has influenced the course of unions in US political and economic history; the interaction of leadership, unions and democracy and possibilities for strengthening unions and other worker organizations in the future. Course themes include biography and history; how leaders are shaped by and have resisted the imperatives of their times; American exceptionalism; worker leadership around the globe; and leadership and the future of US labor.

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