Labor Studies & Employment Relations

Student Requirements For An Online Degree Program


Successful Online Students

Requirements for a major in LER are identical for both the online and in-person versions. Online learners will not be segregated into a separate cohort. Typical online learners:

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


Professor Tobias Schulze-Cleven is a political scientist focused on comparative employment relations across the wealthy democracies with an emphasis on Europe. He is particularly interested in the challenges to and strategies for collective action in contemporary capitalism. His scholarship takes a political economy approach to studying the changing politics of institutional reform at the nexus of social protection and economic growth. 

  • Associated Programs

    Faculty Affiliate, Center for European Studies

    Graduate Faculty Member, Rutgers' Program in Higher Education 

  • Courses Taught

    Labor and the Global Economy

    Labor and Democracy

    Comparative Social & Employment Policy

    International/Comparative Labor and Employment Relations

    The State of the State (Zeppelin University/Germany)

    International Political Economy (Zeppelin University/Germany)

    Institutional Theory (Zeppelin University/Germany)

    Welfare State Reform (University of Bamberg/Germany)

  • Education

    Ph.D. & M.A., Political Science. University of California, Berkeley.

    M.Sc., Comparative Social Policy. University of Oxford.

    B.A., Philosophy, Politics and Economics. University of Oxford.

  • Publications

    "Playing Normative Legacies: Partisanship and Employment Policies in Crisis-Ridden Europe,” with J. Timo Weishaupt. Forthcoming in Politics & Society  

    “Conceptualizing Cooperation: Coordination and Concertation as Two Logics of Collective Action,” with Darius Ornston. Forthcoming in Comparative Political Studies 

    “Labor Market Policy: Toward A ‘Flexicurity’ Model in the US?” In Lessons from Europe? What Americans can Learn from European Public Policies. R. Daniel Kelemen, ed. (Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2014, pp. 77-96)

    “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)

  • Awards

    Rutgers Faculty Ambassador

    Wertheim Fellowship, Harvard Law School

    DAAD Research Fellowship, AICGS

    Teaching Award, UC Berkeley

    Simpson & Fernström Fellowships, UC Berkeley

  • Expertise

    Comparative/International Employment Relations

    Comparative Political Economy

    European Politics

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