This guide contains resources and links for Cornell students enrolled in ILRLR 2070: Uncovering Corporate Strategies. It is designed to supplement the course and assist you with your final assignment.
The purpose of this class is to help students develop an understanding of major themes in the history of workers-managers relations in Twentieth Century America, through the close examination of several case studies. We will explore a variety of strategies corporations used in dealing with labor—organized and not—as they emerged throughout the Twentieth Century. We will explore how war, race, gender, and the legal landscape influenced these strategies, with attention played to how managers conceptualized and used their own and their counterpart’s sense of identity. The case studies will delve into these themes in depth through the examination of original documents.
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