RCSSCI 360 - Social Science Junior Seminar
Fall 2022, Section 002 - Challenging Inequality: Raising Worker Wages Dignity and Power through Collective Action, Collective Bargaining, and Race/Class Solidarity
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: RC Social Sciences (RCSSCI)
Department: LSA Residential College
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Waitlist Capacity:
30
Advisory Prerequisites:
Upperclass standing.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 8/29/22 - 12/9/22 (see other Sections below)
NOTE: Drop/Add deadlines are dependent on the class meeting dates and will differ for full term versus partial term offerings.
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Description

Facing a society with growing inequality in income, wealth, and power this course has three basic goals. The first is to understand that when workers and their families act collectively, they have the power to change society to create far greater equality and democracy. We will focus mainly on the United States but will also look at other OECD countries to put the American experience in a comparative perspective. Our second goal is to understand why workers’ power began to decline when it did and how the intentional use of race to divide workers and break the New Deal coalition was such a critical factor in the decline of workers’ power, equality, and democracy. Our third goal is to explore what can be done to rebuild workers’ power, equality, and democracy—and the importance of both class and race in rebuilding worker power. We will also examine several critiques of how (many) U.S. unions currently operate, discuss the alternatives advanced by critics, and explore the efficacy of recent and on-going innovations such as the Fight for 15 and a Union, SEIU Las Vegas, Teacher Direct Collective Actions, and Bargaining for the Common Good.

Schedule

RCSSCI 360 - Social Science Junior Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
19304
Open
11
 
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8/29/22 - 12/9/22
002 (SEM)
 In Person
24438
Open
2
 
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8/29/22 - 12/9/22
003 (SEM)
 In Person
33080
Open
13
 
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WF 11:30AM - 1:00PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22

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