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2017-2018 Catalog and Handbook 
2017-2018 Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Certificate in Labor Relations

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Academic Director: Penny Lewis, PhD
CUNY School of Professional Studies
Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education
25 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
Email Contact: Rob Callaghan,

The Program

The Certificate in Labor Relations, offered through an educational partnership between Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations and CUNY SPS’ Joseph S. Murphy Institute, provides NYC-area union members, officers, and staff with practical knowledge, skills, and resources needed to be effective practitioners in the field of labor and industrial relations.

The program is designed to provide students with skills in the area of collective bargaining, organizing, labor law, arbitration, contract negotiation, organizational administration and leadership development. The certificate helps prepare students for careers in the areas of union organizing, labor relations, strategic research, employment law, and mediation.

The program is offered through CUNY SPS’s Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies.

Admissions Criteria

Candidates for admission to undergraduate level certificate programs must possess a high school diploma or a High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma from New York State (also known as TASC or GED).

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