Schedule of Classes

SUMMER I 2017

Start June 12 and End July 13, 2017 (5 Weeks)

3-UNIT DAY CLASS AT TRADE-TECH

MONDAYS THROUGH THURSDAYS 9:40 AM to 12:10 PM, Aspen Hall Room 406

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.

SUMMER II 2017

Start July 17 and End August 17, 2017 (5 Weeks)

3-UNIT DAY CLASS AT TRADE-TECH

MONDAYS THROUGH THURSDAYS 9:40 AM to 12:10 PM, Aspen Hall Room 406

LS 4-LABOR IN AMERICA* Sec. 0432 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.  August 19 and 20           Instructor: Lou Zigman, Arbitrator

Fall 2017 (Printable Brochure PDF)

Start August 28 and End December 17, 2017 (16 Weeks)

Units Transferable to CSU

Class Schedule Listing

 

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3-UNIT CLASS FORMATS

3-UNIT ON LINE CLASSES

Courses will be conducted completely online, no in person meetings

LS 21 WORKING CLASS IN CINEMA* Class 20423 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:  Ericka Wills, United Steelworkers District 12 

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

LS 13-UNION LEADERSHIP Class 27223 What does it take to lead a union? Topics include: internal organizing, mobilizing and educating members, forming coalitions, supervising staff, and interfacing with employers and media, etc.  Instructor: Ericka Wills, United Steelworkers District 12

LS 20-WORKERS’ RIGHTS Class 20408 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:  Joshua Young, Gilbert and Sackman 

3-UNIT DAY CLASS AT TRADE-TECH

TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS 10:10 to 11:35 AM, Class Location: Magnolia Hall Room 308

LS 4-LABOR IN AMERICA* Class 20346 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

TUESDAYS 6:00 to 9:10 PM, Class Location: Aspen Hall Room 221 

LS 20-WORKERS’ RIGHTS Class 27210 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: Jocelyn Lopez, Department of Industrial Relations

WEDNESDAYS 6:00 to 9:10 PM, Class Location: Aspen Hall Room 221 

LS 4-LABOR IN AMERICA Class 20353 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: Mindy Chen, Dolores Huerta Labor Institute  

*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 308 

Must Attend All Days to Earn College Credit

LS 2-COLLECTIVE BARGAINING Class 27209 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.  November 18 & 19, December 2 & 3 and December 16 & 17  Instructors: June McMahon, Retired, UCLA and Joaquin Calderon, Labor Educator/Organizer    

3-UNIT EVENING CLASSES AT UNION HALLS

6:00 – 9:10 PM

MONDAYS

LS 13-UNION LEADERSHIP Class 27200 What does it take to lead a union? Topics include: internal organizing, mobilizing and educating members, forming coalitions, supervising staff, and interfacing with employers and media, etc.  Instructor: Tanya Akel, Teamsters Local 2010 Class Location: Teamsters Local 630, 750 S. Stanford Ave., Los Angeles 90021

TUESDAYS

LS 12-BUILDING STRON UNIONS Class 27201 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.  Instructors: Chuck Adinolfi and Matt Hart, UFCW Local 324 Class Location: UFCW Local 324, 8530 Stanton Avenue, Buena Park, 90622.

WEDNESDAYS

LS 2-COLLECTIVE BARGAINING Class 29026 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: Mike Eagleson, San Bernardino County, Sheriff Employees’ 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 except LS 123 and LS 118, Magnolia Hall Room 308 

Must Attend Both Days to Earn College Credit

LS 125-LABOR ARBITRATION Class 27216 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.  September 9 and 16  Instructor: Lou Zigman, Arbitrator     

LS 113-UNION LEADERSHIP Class 27213 Basic leadership skills for building influence and advancing in your union.  Includes public speaking, parliamentary procedure, running meetings, effective communications and mobilizing your members.  September 23 and 30  Instructor: Jim Walker, Labor Educator and Consultant  

LS 114-WORKERS’ LEGAL RIGHTS Class 27220 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.  October 7 and 14  Instructor:  Joe Paller, Gilbert and Sackman   

LS 106-LABOR AND DISASTER RELIEF Class 27222 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.  October 21 and 28  Instructor: Armando Olivas, AFL-CIO Community Services  

LS 123-STEWARD TRAINING Class 27211 Students will survey the role of union stewards: communicating with members, processing grievances, solving problems, organizing and mobilizing members.  November 4 and 5  Instructor: Marcus Hatcher, SEIU-UHW

LS 118-EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLANS Class 20449 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 driving the debate.  December 9 and 10  Instructors: Kathy Rallings, CTA and Sharon Hendricks, AFT Local 1521

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