Labor Studies & Employment Relations

Computer Requirements For Online Learning


  • Computer that is not older than 2–3 years. Students are responsible for the viability of their computer (PC or MAC) and the software used to complete assignments.
  • Broadband Connection
  • Reliable internet access
  • Cellphone
  • Headphones with a microphone (USB is best)

Software & Plug-ins

Social Media Workshop


In September 2012, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) was involved in a highly publicized strike. The CTU ultimately was successful in its contract negotiations in large part due to its innovative social media campaign. This campaign was led by the CTU's Social Media and Video Director Kenzo Shibata.

Customized Training For Unions

Any topic, anytime, anywhere...

LEARN offers customized training programs for labor unions and joint training programs for labor and management. The customized training programs begin with consultation sessions with our faculty members, in which they learn and assess your needs. After understanding your particular needs, we design the curriculum specifically to meet your needs and deliver the programs at times and in locations convenient to your organization.

Spring 2013 Labor and Management Conference


Health, Well-Being, and Work

The 8th Annual Labor and Management Conference

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Coffee and registration begins at 8:30 a.m.)

Assistant Professor


Tobias Schulze-Cleven specializes in the comparative political economy of labor market and education reforms in advanced democracies, studying both the drivers and the consequences of contemporary institutional changes. At SMLR, he teaches courses on the international and comparative dimensions of employment relations. University-wide, he serves as the project director for the interdisciplinary working group on “Capitalism and Democracy in Conflict? Governing Work in the Global Economy.”

  • Associated Programs

    Faculty Affiliate, Center for European Studies

  • Courses Taught

    Labor and the Global Economy (Fall 2012)

    Comparative Labor Movements (Spring 2013)

    Internat'l/Comp. Labor and Employment Relations (Spring 2013)

  • Education

    PhD & MA (Political Science). University of California, Berkeley.

    MSc (Comparative Social Policy). University of Oxford.

    BA (Philosophy, Politics and Economics). University of Oxford.

  • Publications

    “Beware of German Fragility: Negative European Externalities of Domestic Institutional Exhaustion.” EUSA Review 24(3), Fall 2011, pp. 3-4

    “Employment Policy.” In International Encyclopedia of Political Science. Bertrand Badie, Dirk Berg-Schlosser, and Leonardo Morlino, eds. (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2011, pp. 1885-91)

    “How Wealthy Nations Can Stay Wealthy: Innovation and Adaptability in a Digital Era,” with Bartholomew C. Watson and John Zysman. New Political Economy 12(4), December 2007, pp. 451-475 

    “The Learning Organization.” In How Revolutionary was the Revolution? National Responses, Market Transitions, and Global Technology in the Digital Era. John Zysman and Abraham Newman, eds. (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2006, pp. 234-241)

  • Expertise

    Comparative/International Employment Relations

    Comparative Political Economy

    European Politics

  • 848-932-1740
  • School of Management & Labor Relations
    Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
    50 Labor Center Way
    New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Associate Professor


Professor Rebecca Kolins Givan is an associate professor in the Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations.  


Professor Givan received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Oberlin College and her doctorate in political science from Northwestern University. She has held academic positions at the London School of Economics and Cardiff Business School.  

  • 848-932-2030
  • School of Management and Labor Relations
    Rutgers University
    Labor Education Center
    50 Labor Center Way
    New Brunswick, NJ 08903


Past Schedule & Syllabi

This page is to be used for informational purposes only. Please see the University Schedule of Classes for the most up-to-date information.

FALL 2013