Schedule of Classes

WINTER 2017

Start January 3 and End February 2, 2017 (5 Weeks)

3-UNIT DAY CLASS AT TRADE-TECH

MONDAYS THROUGH THURSDAYS 9:40 AM to 12:10 PM, Aspen Hall Room 323

LS 21-WORKING CLASS IN CINEMA* Sec. 0430 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 have shaped public perception and values.   Instructor:  Mindy Chen, Dolores Huerta Labor Institute                                                                                                                                                                           

MONDAYS THROUGH THURSDAYS 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM, Aspen Hall Room 323

LS 4-LABOR IN AMERICA* Sec. 0431 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 

*Meets GE requirements at Trade-Tech, CSU, and UC.

1-UNIT WEEKEND CLASS AT TRADE-TECH

8:30 AM – 5:00 Magnolia Hall Room 308 

Must Attend Both Days to Earn College Credit

LS 105-GRIEVANCE HANDLING SKILLS Sec.0440 A step-by-step approach to handling grievances including: investigating facts, documenting evidence, writing grievances, evaluating cases, settlement techniques, and duty of fair representation.  January 28 and 29           Instructor: Lou Zigman, Arbitrator

Spring 2017 (Printable Brochure PDF)

Start February 6 and End June 5, 2017 (16 Weeks)

Units Transferable to CSU

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3-UNIT CLASS FORMATS

3-UNIT ON LINE CLASSES

Courses will be conducted completely online, no in person meetings

LS 4-LABOR IN AMERICA* Sec. 7860 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:  Ericka Wills, United Steelworkers District 12 

*Meets GE requirements at Trade-Tech, CSU, and UC.

LS 1-U.S. LABOR HISTORY Sec. 7861 The often untold story of workers’ struggles to improve their lives through union organizing and collective bargaining. From early craft unions to the bloody battles to form factory unions, and the rise of labor federations and public sector unions.  Instructor: Ericka Wills, United Steelworkers District 12

LS 3-LABOR RELATIONS LAW Sec. 7862 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 National Labor Relations Board procedures.  Instructor:  Joshua Young, Gilbert and Sackman 

3-UNIT DAY CLASS AT TRADE-TECH

TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS 10:10 to 11:35 AM, Class Location: TBA

LS 4-LABOR IN AMERICA* Sec. 0430 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

*Meets GE requirements at Trade-Tech, CSU, and UC.

3-UNIT EVENING CLASS AT TRADE-TECH

MONDAYS 6:00 to 9:10 PM, Class Location: TBA 

LS 21-WORKING CLASS IN CINEMA* Sec. 3251 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 have shaped public perception and values.  Instructor: Mindy Chen, AFT Local 1521  

*Meets GE requirements at Trade-Tech, CSU, and UC.

TUESDAYS 6:00 to 9:10 PM, Class Location: TBA 

LS 20-WORKERS’ RIGHTS Sec. 3253 Basic legal rights for workers, including: wage and hour laws, overtime, leaves, workplace privacy including e-mail and computers, accommodating disabilities, including pregnancy, and combatting employment discrimination.    Instructor: Jim Varga, Retired Union Counsel

WEDNESDAYS 6:00 to 9:10 PM, Class Location: TBA 

LS 24-ENFORCING WORKERS’ RIGHTS Sec. 3255 Skills needed to investigate, prepare, and present cases combatting wage theft and enforcing workers’ rights. Learn the skills needed to work in the State Labor Commissioner’s office.  Instructors: Jim Varga, Retired Union Counsel and Jocelyn Lopez, California Department of Industrial Relations 

 3-UNIT WEEKEND ONLY CLASS AT TRADE-TECH

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM, Mariposa Hall Room 308 

Must Attend All Days to Earn College Credit

LS 3-LABOR RELATIONS LAW Sec. 0445 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 National Labor Relations Board procedures.  May 6 & 7, May 20 & 21, and June 3 & 4  Instructor: Steve Holguin, Holguin, Garfield, Martinez, Quinonez   

3-UNIT EVENING CLASSES AT UNION HALLS

6:00 – 9:10 PM

MONDAYS

LS 2-COLLECTIVE BARGAINING Sec. 3250 Effective bargaining techniques and skills, including: preparation of demands, costing out, offers and counter-offers, settlement techniques, contract campaigns and mobilizing members; includes mock bargaining.  Instructor: Tanya Akel, Teamsters Local 2010 Class Location: Teamsters Local 630, 750 S. Stanford Ave., Los Angeles 90021

TUESDAYS

LS 21-WORKING CLASS IN CINEMA Sec. 3252 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 have shaped public perception and values.  Instructors: Chuck Adinolfi and Matt Hart, UFCW Local 324 Class Location: UFCW Local 324, 8530 Stanton Avenue, Buena Park, 90622.

WEDNESDAYS

LS 7-LABOR AND POLITICAL ACTION  Sec. 3254 Politics is critical to labor’s survival.  Skills needed to tackle political issues affecting your members, including lobbying, electioneering, member mobilization, campaign laws, monitoring legislation and holding elected officials accountable.  Instructor: Rusty Hicks, L.A. County Federation of Labor  Class Location: L.A. County Federation of Labor, 2130 James Wood Blvd., Los Angeles, 90006

THURSDAYS

LS 12-BUILDING STRONG UNIONS  Sec. 3256 How to manage and build a strong union: including strategic planning and goal setting; effective communications; time management; team building; increasing member participation and leading organizational change.  Instructor: Mike Eagleson, San Bernardino County, Sheriff Employees’ Benefit Association  Class Location: Teamsters Local 1932, 433 N. Sierra Way, San Bernardino, 92410 

1-UNIT WEEKEND CLASSES AT TRADE-TECH

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Aspen Hall Room 221 

Must Attend Both Days to Earn College Credit

LS 102-CONTRACT NEGOTIATION SKILLS Sec.0440 The basics of union contract negotiations, including preparation of demands, negotiations strategies and tactics, contract language, and contract campaigns.  February 11 and 25  Instructor: Marcus Hatcher, SEIU-UHW   

LS 134-CALIFORNIA WORKERS’ RIGHTS  Sec. 0441 Federal and California Labor Code covering: minimum wage, timely pay, overtime, meal and rest periods, privacy, parental and other leaves, and enforcement procedures.  March 4 and 11  Instructor: Robert Cantore, Gilbert and Sackman     

LS 103-LABOR LAW UPDATE Sec.0442 Federal and state laws covering workers and unions are constantly evolving. Top labor lawyers will cover recent changes in labor laws and current issues and trends in the law.  March 18 and 25  Instructor: Lewis Levy, Levy and Phillips  

LS 108-LABOR AND GLOBALIZATION Sec. 0443 Globalization affects everyone – your job, your union, our local economy. Explore how economic forces impact your future, and labor strategies to protect the middle class.  April 8 and 15  Instructor: Goetz Wolff, UCLA  

LS 115-WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY Sec.0444 How to identify and resolve workplace health and safety issues, and proactive strategies to improve workplace safety.  April 22 and 29  Instructors: Deo Cornelio and Hector Flores, UCLA LOSH

*May 13, optional third day to earn Health and Safety Certificate 

EVENING CLASSES: FREE PARKING & NO HEALTH FEE

PARKING AT L.A. TRADE TECH COLLEGE IS FREE IN THE OLIVE STREET PARKING STRUCTURE (Between Washington Blvd. and 21st Street) FOR WEEKEND LABOR STUDIES CLASSES DURING CLASS HOURS ONLY

THE LABOR CENTER MARIPOSA HALL ROOM MA-05 – JOHN R. MCDOWELL, JR., DIRECTOR

400 W. WASHINGTON BOULEVARD, LOS ANGELES, CA 90015

(213) 763-7129

Email: laborcenter@lattc.edu