Employee and Labor Relations at the University of Iowa
We will review and discuss Employee and Labor Relations goals, which include:
- to demonstrate respect for the dignity of each individual and assure that staff know and understand the rights and resources available to them through their employment;
- support supervisors and managers in promoting and providing a work environment consistent with the University’s mission, vision and values;
- engage with staff through local shared governance, University Staff Council and the unions that represent University staff in collective bargaining, to establish and maintain relationships that foster effective communications and promote our mutual interests for the success of the University and its staff.
Objectives: (At the end of this course participants will be able to)
- Understand the history of unions at the University and in the state of Iowa
- Understand the history of shared governance at the University
- Understand the difference between labor relations and employee relations
- Understand the University’s basic philosophy regarding employee and labor relations and how that impacts each staff member
Participants: (audience course is designed to reach)
This course is one of five electives in addition to the four core courses in the WISK Series. WISK core courses must be completed prior to elective enrollment.
This course will appeal to a variety of people in various positions across the university – staff or administrators – who want to have a greater understanding of how human resource practices support the recruitment and retention of talent necessary for the University to be successful.