Course Catalog


Union Administration

The purpose of unions is to represent the immediate interest of its members and broader interests of working people in society. These social goals require the effective use of administrative functions. In this course, students will explore what the administrative functions of unions have been, how administration is changing as more unions move beyond the limits of business unionism and how the operations of unions can best be carried out to support the labor movements social justice mission. We will use a case study approach to investigate the range of administrative functions through the lens of the classical management and bureaucracy theories of Taylor, Fayol and Weber. We will move on to more to a secondary and more in-depth examination of those functions as they are perceived in more current adaptive theories of Crozier, Deming and Lewin. Finally, we will explore the ideal union organization using theories of transformational organizations and sustainably.

Offered in:

2015 Fall

Section Class Number Weekly Schedule Time Instructor Location
01 4970 F
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Crosby,Jeffrey C W04-0138 More Info