The textbook for this course will be Cox, Bok, Gorman and Finkin, Labor Law: Cases and Materials, Fourteenth Edition (Foundation Press). It is currently available at the Law School Coop. In addition, a bound set of Supplemental Materials [Supp.] containing the readings also posted to the course website is available for pickup from the Distribution Center. The Syllabus is also available at the Distribution Center (and posted on the course website).
The assignment for the first day of class is as follows:
-Steven Henry Lopez, Reorganizing the Rust Belt (2004) [Supp. 1-5];
-Vegelahn v. Guntner, 167 Mass. 92 (1896), in Cox, Bok, Gorman and Finkin, Labor Law Cases and Materials, Fourteenth Edition [Textbook 17-22];
-Plant v. Woods, 176 Mass. 492 (1900) [Textbook 23-27];
-Background Material on the National Labor Relations Act (Textbook 72-85];
-J.I. Case Co. v. NLRB, 321 U.S. 332 (1944) [Textbook 376-79].
On the first day of class, I will ask for volunteers to discuss the assigned materials. After the first day of class, students should be prepared to be called on to discuss the assigned materials, although volunteers and discussion will always be welcome.