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Course: Advanced Labor Leadership: Collective Bargaining and Labor-Management Relations

Learn about the many aspects of collective bargaining including researching employers, costing out the contract, surveying members for contract priorities, preparing contract language and proposals, tools for effective negotiations, interest based bargaining benefits and hazards, recognizing surface bargaining, internal organizing, strike preparation and alternatives to strike, and ratifying the contract. In this course, an overview of labor-management relations during and after negotiations will also be covered. In the final weeks, you will participate in a collective bargaining role-play.

Programs Associated with this Course
  • Certificate in DePaul Labor Leadership Certificate Program
Who Should Attend

This certificate program is intended for union, worker center and community-based organization members, staff, activists, and Executive Board officers. You are welcome to enroll at any level: Beginner (Working knowledge of topics), Competent (Good working and background knowledge of topics), or Proficient (Depth of understanding of topics).


Upon completion of all six courses, you will:

  • Build on existing labor knowledge and skills
  • Gain a deeper understanding of labor issues and economic justice
  • Prepare to take on new levels of leadership in unions, worker centers and community-based organizations
  • Earn a Certificate of Achievement from DePaul University

Professional Affiliations

The Labor Leadership Certificate Program is presented in partnership with the Labor Education Center.


Is there a required textbook?
No, no textbooks are required for this program. Reading materials will be provided in class.

Do I get DePaul credit for this class?
No, but some DePaul CPE courses have been approved for continuing education units (CEUs). These classes are professional education classes with different requirements than courses taken for academic credit.

Is this class offered in-class or online?
This certificate program is offered both in-class and online.

Will I have to write papers and take exams?
There will be short papers and exams in some of the courses.

For More Information, Contact:

Jessica Cook-Qurayshi


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