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Introduction to Labor-Management Relations

Improve your understanding of current developments and best practices in labor relations. Explore the legal framework for collective negotiations in both the private and public sectors. Learn to select exclusive representatives and develop knowledge about unfair labor practices and federal and California labor-management relations laws.

Delve into strikes, scope of bargaining and the differences between the NLRB and the PERB as enforcement agencies. Discover best practices for impasse resolution and grievance procedures.


Steve Crouch has more than 25 years of experience in labor relations and contract negotiations. He is currently a district representative for the International Union of Operating Engineers, Stationary Engineers and Local 39 where he represents state, county, city, court, special district and private-sector workers. Crouch’s prior work includes being a senior labor-relations representative and chief negotiator with the California State Employees Association, a union steward, bargaining team member, chief negotiator and president of the United Auto Workers Local 2350. 


Sept. 17-Nov. 19: Wed., 6-9 p.m.


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Technical requirements:

Certain elements of this class will be conducted online. You must have a computer with access to the Internet and an email account in order to complete this course. If you plan to access an online course using an iPad, iPod or an iPhone there are a variety of Flash web browsers available in the App Store that can enable your iPad/iPod/iPhone to view Flash content.


Sutter Square Galleria, 2901 K St, Sacramento, CA




$775.00 ($825.00 if postmarked after 09/03/2014).

Special Discounts:

10% discount for organizations enrolling three or more people at the same time in the same course. All registrations must be submitted at the same time and fees paid with one check, credit card or purchase order.
10% discount for SHRM, SAHRA, LERANC, SEAC members


3 quarter units academic credit, X422.1, 30 MCLE Hours, 30 HRCI Hours

Required textbooks:

The Labor Relations Process, 10th edition by Holley, Jennings and Wolters ISBN 9780538481984. Buy this book from the UC Davis Bookstore.

Recommended textbooks:

Pocket Guide to Educational Employment Relations Act 2011 ISBN 9781928925293,. Buy these books from the UC Davis Bookstore. Pocket Guide to the Ralph C. Dills Act ISBN 9781928925194 and. Buy these books from the UC Davis Bookstore. Pocket Guide to the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act ISBN 9781928925347. Buy these books from the UC Davis Bookstore.