Schedule of Classes

WINTER 2018

Start January 2 and End February 4, 2018 (5 Weeks)

3-UNIT DAY CLASS AT TRADE-TECH

MONDAYS THROUGH THURSDAYS 9:40 AM to 12:10 PM, Juniper Hall Room 301

LS 4-LABOR IN AMERICA* Class# 13156  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# 14782  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 WEDNESDAY CLASS AT TRADE-TECH

Start January 3 and End January 31, 2017 (5 Wednesdays)

WEDNESDAYS 2:20 PM to 5:35 PM, Oak Hall Room 222

LS 101-INTRODUCTION TO UNIONS Class# 14407  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 20 and 27 8:30 AM – 5:00 Magnolia Hall Room 309

Must Attend Both Days to Earn College Credit

LS 105-GRIEVANCE HANDLING SKILLS Class# 13189 A step-by-step approach to handling grievances including: investigating facts, documenting evidence, writing grievances, evaluating cases, settlement techniques, and duty of fair representation.

Instructor: Lou Zigman, Arbitrator

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SPRING 2018

 

3-UNIT CLASS FORMATS

 

3-UNIT ON LINE CLASSES

Courses will be conducted completely online, no in person meetings

 

LS 4 – LABOR IN AMERICA* Class 10175 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** Class 10123 The often untold story of workers’ struggles to improve their lives through union organizing and collective bargaining. From early craft unions, 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 1 meets GE requirements at CSU and UC.

 

LS – 3 LABOR RELATIONS LAW Class 10134  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 Labor Board procedures.

Instructor:  Joshua Young, Gilbert and Sackman

 

LS – 5 GRIEVANCE AND ARBITRATION Class 26006   How to identify, investigate, write and present grievances, and handle arbitrations. Emphasis on participants’ own contracts, grievance procedures and experiences.

Instructor: Jim Walker, Labor Educator and Consultant

 

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 10161 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 EVENING CLASS AT TRADE-TECH

 

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

 

LS 24 – ENFORCING WORKERS’ RIGHTS Class 16782 Skills needed to investigate, prepare, and present cases filed by the State Labor Commissioner to enforce workers’ rights.

Instructor: Jocelyn Lopez, Department of Industrial Relations

 

 

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

 

LS 21 – WORKING CLASS IN CINEMA* Class 10231 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: Mindy Chen, Dolores Huerta Labor Institute

*LS 21 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 this weekend Labor Studies classes during class hours only

Must Attend All Days to Earn College Credit

 

LS 5 – GRIEVANCE AND ARBITRATION Class 26007 How to identify, investigate, write and present grievances, and handle arbitrations. Emphasis on participants’ own contracts, grievance procedures and experiences.

February 10 & 11, February 24 & 25, and March 10 & 11, 2018

Instructor: Lou Zigman, Arbitrator

 

3-UNIT EVENING CLASSES AT UNION HALLS

6:00 – 9:10 PM

FREE PARKING & NO HEALTH FEE

 

MONDAYS:

 

LS 13 – UNION ORGANIZING Class 25990 Basic skills and techniques to organize new workers and mobilize members to build and strengthen your union; includes relevant laws and winning strategies.

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

Class Location: Teamsters Local 630, 750 S. Stanford Ave., Los Angeles 90021

 

TUESDAYS:

 

LS 20 – WORKERS’ RIGHTS Class 10220 Legal rights for workers, including: wage and hour laws, overtime, leaves, workplace privacy including e-mail and computers, accommodating disabilities, including pregnancy, and combating employment discrimination.

Instructors: Chuck Adinolfi and Matt Hart, UFCW Local 324

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

 

WEDNESDAYS:

 

LS 11 – LABOR IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR Class 27404 Public sector unions, workers and services are under attack. How to protect and defend your members, your union and collective bargaining now and for the future.

Instructor: Mike Eagleson, Arbitrator, Eagleson ADR

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

 

 

THURSDAYS:

 

LS 12 – BUILDING STRONG UNIONS Class 10210 How to build and manage a strong union: including strategic planning and goal setting; effective communications; time management; team building; increasing member participation and leading organizational change.

Instructors: Priscilla Cheng, L.A. County Federation of Labor and Justin McBride, AFL-CIO

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

 

1-UNIT WEEKEND CLASSES AT TRADE-TECH

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Aspen Hall Room 221

Free parking in the 24th Street parking structure (on Grand Ave. and 24th St.) for these weekend Labor Studies classes during class hours only

Must Attend Both Days to Earn College Credit

 

LS 107 – POLITICAL ACTION SKILLS Class 26003 Survey of grassroots political organizing strategies, including: phone banks, precinct walks, get out the vote (GOTV), vote-by-mail, and communications.

April 7 and 14

Instructor: Rusty Hicks, L.A. County Federation of Labor

 

LS 115 – WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY Class 10348 How to identify and resolve workplace health and safety issues, and proactive strategies to improve workplace safety.

April 21 and 28

*May 6th, optional third day to earn Health and Safety Certificate

Instructors: Deogracia Cornelio and Hector Flores, UCLA-LOSH

 

LS 127 – WORKERS’ COMPENSATION Class 26005  A basic understanding of Workers Comp, covers types of injuries and disabilities (temporary, permanent), benefits (medical care, rehabilitation and financial support), and procedures for filing a claim and appeals.

May 5 and 12

Instructors: Scott Ford and Cheryl Wallach, Ford and Wallach

 

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