This course will survey the National Labor Relations Act. We will cover the scope of employee rights to engage in concerted activity; the National Labor Relations Board procedures for elections and unfair labor practice charges; the collective bargaining process; the duties of successor employers; strikes and lockouts; grievance and arbitration procedures; and a union’s duty of fair representation. We will also cover secondary boycotts, federal/state pre-emption, and discuss how the Railway Labor Act (covering the railroad and airline industries) compares with the National Labor Relations Act. We will not cover such topics as jurisdictional disputes; connections with anti-trust law; employee benefits and benefit trusts; or internal union law. Those topics are important to the practice of labor law, but are beyond our time limits. This is a foundation course for those wanting to advance their expertise in labor and employment law by later adding other offerings and gaining clinical experience. The focus of our course will be upon both the classic cases governing existing labor law and the potential impact of new case developments.