A study of the common law's response to employees' efforts to organize and take concerted
action to improve their wages, hours, and other employment conditions. The course traces the
evolution of a national labor policy in this country through the New Deal and later federal
legislation. Focus on the protections afforded by federal law to union organizational activities;
the procedures established by federal law for the selection of representatives for the purposes of
collective bargaining; federal regulation of concerted economic activity by unions, such as
strikes, boycotts, and picketing, and of countervailing employer action; and the extent of federal
preemption of state regulation in the labor area.