Work-Life Flexibility in Unionized Workplaces
A Project funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
School of Labor and Industrial Relations
Michigan State University
South Kedzie Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824

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The School of Labor and Industrial Relations has been awarded a major grant on work and family entitled, The Role of Unions in Fostering Flexibility: Changing Dialogue and Negotiating Change. This national research project is funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and will be carried out over the next several years.

Ellen Kossek and Peter Berg are co-Principal Investigators on the study. The study is one of the few in the nation to analyze flexibility practices in unionized settings. The goal of the study is to document mutual gains from flexibility to support work and life integration. Specifically, the project will aim to identify how flexibility can be beneficial to both workers and employers, as well as to identify effective contract language, contract administration, and workplace practices. If you would like to know more about this study, please contact us.