Schedule of Classes

WINTER 2019

Start January 2 and End February 3, 2019 (5 Weeks)

3-UNIT DAY CLASS AT TRADE-TECH

MONDAYS THROUGH THURSDAYS 9:40 AM to 12:45 PM, Magnolia Hall Room 305

LS 4-LABOR IN AMERICA* Class#10612

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 ONLINE CLASS – CONDUCTED COMPLETELY ONLINE, NO IN PERSON OR CAMPUS MEETINGS

10.5 HOURS PER WEEK

LS 21-WORKING CLASS IN CINEMA* Class#11668

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 of unions.

Instructor: Ericka Wills, United Steelworkers District 12

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

1-UNIT DAY CLASS AT TRADE-TECH

Start January 3 and End January 31, 2019 (5 Thursdays)

THURSDAYS 2:20 PM to 5:40 PM, Magnolia Hall Room 305

LS 101-INTRODUCTION TO UNIONS Class#11429

 

The impact that unions have on wages, benefits, working conditions and public policies. Surveys basic union structures, operation and governance by industry, public education and social security.

Instructor: Lou Siegel, Labor Communications Specialist

1-UNIT WEEKEND CLASS AT TRADE-TECH

January 26 and 27, 2019 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Magnolia Hall Room 309

Must Attend Both Days to Earn College Credit

LS 105-GRIEVANCE HANDLING SKILLS Class#10630

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

 

Instructor: Lou Zigman, Arbitrator

 


SRING 2019 (Printable version of Spring 2019 brochure)

(Start February 4 and End June 3, 2019 (16 Weeks)

3-UNIT CLASS FORMATS

3-UNIT ON LINE CLASSES

Courses will be conducted completely online, no in person meetings

LS 5 – GRIEVANCE AND ARBITRATION Class 21502 How to identify, investigate, write and present grievances, and handle arbitrations. Emphasis on participants’ own contracts, grievance procedures and experiences.

Instructor: Ericka Wills, United Steelworkers District 12

LS 10 – IDENTITY AND DIVERSITY IN LABOR Class 26165 Covers legal framework and strategies to combat discrimination and promote diversity as an asset for more effective workplaces and stronger unions. 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 21 – WORKING CLASS IN CINEMA* Class 10179 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.

LS – 3 LABOR RELATIONS LAW Class 10107 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 National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) 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: LATTC-TBA

LS 4 – LABOR IN AMERICA* Class 10127 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 WEEKEND ONLY CLASS AT TRADE-TECH

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM, Mariposa Hall Room 309

Free parking in the Olive Street parking structure (between Washington Blvd. and 21st St.) for weekend Labor Studies classes during class hours only

Must Attend All Days to Earn College Credit

LS 20 – WORKERS’ RIGHTS Class 26268 Basic legal rights for workers, including: wage and hour laws, overtime, leaves, work-place privacy including e-mail and computers, accommodating disabilities, including pregnancy, and combating employment discrimination.

February 9 and 10, February 23 and 24, and March 9 and 10

Instructors:  Bob Cantore, Joe Paller, and Josh Young, Gilbert and Sackman

3-UNIT EVENING CLASSES AT UNION HALLS

6:00 – 9:10 PM

FREE PARKING & NO HEALTH FEE

MONDAYS

LS 5 – GRIEVANCE AND ARBITRATION Class 26162 How to identify, investigate, write and present grievances, and handle arbitrations. Emphasis on participants’ own contracts, grievance procedures and experiences.

Instructors: Tanya Akel, Teamsters Local 2010 and Jody Klipple, SEIU Local 721

Class Location: L.A. County Federation of Labor, 2130 James Wood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90006

TUESDAYS

LS 13 – UNION LEADERSHIP Class 26164 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: Matt Hart, UFCW Local 324

Class Location: UFCW Local 324, 8530 Stanton Avenue, Buena Park, CA 90622

WEDNESDAYS

LS 5 – GRIEVANCE AND ARBITRATION Class 26163 How to identify, investigate, write and present grievances, and handle arbitrations. Emphasis on participants’ own contracts, grievance procedures and experiences.

Instructor: Mike Eagleson, Arbitrator, Eagleson ADR

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

1-UNIT WEEKEND CLASSES AT TRADE-TECH

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Magnolia Hall Room 309

Free parking in the Olive Street parking structure (between Washington Blvd. and 21st St.) for weekend Labor Studies classes during class hours only

Must Attend Both Days to Earn College Credit

LS 125 – LABOR ARBITRATION Class 26167 Survey of the arbitration process covering: selection and authority of arbitrators, preparation of cases, how arbitrators decide cases, settlement techniques, tips for effective use of arbitration, and review of typical cases.

March 2 and 3

Instructor:   Lou Zigman, Arbitrator

LS 122 – FRAMING THE MESSAGE FOR LABOR Class 26168 Students examine the language of labor and progressive action and learn to sharpen the message to broaden public support, build power, and gain political results.

March 16 and 23

Instructor:  Caroline O’Connor, Screen Actors Guild Foundation

LS 115 – WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY Class 10268 How to identify and resolve workplace health and safety issues, and proactive strategies to improve workplace safety.

April 6 and 13

*April 20 is optional third day to earn health and safety certificate

Instructors:  Deogracia Cornelio and Hector Flores, UCLA LOSH 

LS 108 – LABOR AND GLOBALIZATION Class 26170 Globalization affects everyone – your job, your union, our local economy. Explore how economic forces impact your future and labor strategies to protect workers and the middle class.

April 27 and May 4

Instructor:  Goetz Wolff, UCLA School of Public Affairs 

LS 118 – EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLANS Class 26171 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 seeking to cut these benefits.

May 11 and 18

Instructors: Kathy Rallings, CA Teachers Association and Sharon Hendricks, AFT Local 1521

LS 126 – ISSUES IN LABOR ARBITRATION Class 26173 An overview of the two major issues in arbitration: discipline and discharge, and contract interpretation cases. Includes just cause, absenteeism, insubordination, substance abuse, theft/dishonesty, and standards for interpreting contract.

June 1 and 2

Instructor: Lou Zigman, Arbitrator

THE LABOR CENTER – MARIPOSA HALL ROOM MA-05

KATHLEEN YASUDA, DIRECTOR
JOHN R. MCDOWELL, JR., FOUNDER
400 W. WASHINGTON BOULEVARD, LOS ANGELES, CA 90015
(213) 763-7129
Email: laborcenter@lattc.edu

 

THE LABOR CENTER MARIPOSA HALL ROOM MA-05

KATHLEEN YASUDA, DIRECTOR
JOHN R. MCDOWELL, JR., FOUNDER
400 W. WASHINGTON BOULEVARD, LOS ANGELES, CA 90015
(213) 763-7129
Email: laborcenter@lattc.edu