Learn how you can become a community or union activist at San Jose City College.
LOCAL UNION AND COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP
3.0 Units • REG #68861
Provides leadership development through improving communication skills to work with community groups,
nonprofit organizations, and labor unions. Learn techniques for time management skills and meet activist
leaders who are applying mobilization activities like the Associated Students ‘March in March’ to
Sacramento. Apply media skills and problem solving efforts through small group participation. Producing
the REEL WORK film festival will be a component of the class efforts.
Class Start & End Dates Wed 6:15-9:25 Feb 6 to May 22
Room Number GE 113 KELLY, JIM E - Instructor
1.0 Unit • REG #68862
This is an overview of the federal and state laws governing collective bargaining and labor relations. Learn
about the laws impacting worker’s rights from a practicing labor attorney and law professor. Carol Koenig
is in the trenches battling the fight for working families and their organizations. The course is an overview
of many labor provisions including; Family Medical Leave, Workers Compensation, fair hour and wage
protections, employment and civil rights laws, as well as the National Labor Relations Act. The book
CALIFORNIA WORKER’S RIGHTS serve as an easy to use resource for specific questions about your
rights in the workplace and should be a critical companion for all workers, shop stewards, activists, union
leaders and anyone who has issues concerning their legal rights at work.
Class Start & End Dates: TH Feb 7 to Mar 7 6:15-9:20PM
Room Number GE113 KOENIG, CAROL - Instructor
LABOR IN AMERICAN SOCIETY
1.0 Unit • REG # 69413
An overview of the underlying principles of American trade unionism from a historical perspective. Recapture the
general strikes in San Francisco and Oakland during Californiaís tumultuous industrial and agricultural developments.
We will use a variety of texts and images to understand the struggles for social change organizations, as well as the
social impacts of immigration, race, class and gender equality at work, Find out how the Rise of Labor union
militancy during the Great Depression achieved better paying jobs, health insurance, financial security and social
legislation. We will invite a number of local leaders to examine the historic impact of Caesar Chavez, Dr. Martin
Luther King Jr., Harry Bridges, Dolores Huerta and how numerous reform groups made labor history.
Class Start & End Dates: TH Mar 14 to Apr 18 6:15-9:20PM
Room Number GE113 KELLY, JIM E - Instructor
SURVEY OF CONTEMPORARY LABOR/SOCIAL ISSUES
1 UNIT • REG #69414
Examine social and labor issues including recent minimum and living wage efforts, how race, gender and age are impacting employment
and the importance of civil rights legislation on racial and gender minorities, women and immigrants. You will explore how labor organizations,
the military, globalization and the loss of jobs impacting living standards and health care.
Class Start & End Dates: TH Apr 25 to May 23 LEC 6:15-9:20PM
Room Number GE113 STAFF
0.5 - 9 UNITS • REG #68863
Independent studies under the direction of faculty members in specific or related disciplines.
By arrangement BARBARA HANFLING
Various UNITS • REG #68864
Be employed or a volunteer at an approved work-site for the minimum number of hours per unit
as stipulated for paid and unpaid