This course explores the legal framework governing coordinated action by workers. Broadly speaking, the topics we study are: 1) the regulation of union organizing, and of various other forms of worker collective action and worker protest; 2) the public recognition of labor organizations and subsequent regulation of the collective bargaining relationship. We look at the development of the law, its current operation, and where it may go. We focus mainly on the National Labor Relations Act, related case-law and agency decisions. We may also consider historical and comparative perspectives on labor law, emerging forms of worker organization and union strategies outside the scope of the NLRA, interaction with other areas of law and and with changing business models, labor law reform proposals, and/or collective worker participation in politics. While there are no formal prerequisites, many students may find either Administrative Law or Legislation & Regulation helpful (whether taken beforehand or concurrently).