Richard N. Block and Peter Berg. (Forthcoming) Collective Bargaining as a Form of Participation in the United States and Europe. In The Oxford Handbook of Participation in Organisations, Peter Gollan, (ed.) Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Philippe Mehaut, Peter Berg, Karen Jaehrling, and Damien Grimshaw. (Forthcoming) Low Wage Work in Hospitals. In Opportunity in the Workplace: A United States – Europe Comparison, Gerhard Bosch and John Schmitt (eds). New York: Russell Sage Foundation.
Amazon.com Review of CEO of Me
Thoughtful guidance for a sustainable life
"CEO of Me" takes a 360 degree look at flexibility and comes up with thoughtful advice for all workers. The authors keep an eye on developing a sustainable work-life "flexstyle" and acknowledge that there are many ways to achieve that goal. They look at the major styles of being an Integrator, Separator, or Volleyer and highlight the strengths and challenges of each approach. A major strength of "CEO of Me" is getting each reader to look beyond our habits or assumptions (I had to challenge my assumption that "work-life integration is always good") to consciously explore alternatives that might work better..."
Washington Post mention of CEO of Me
"It may be time to take time away from the BlackBerry, the WiFi and the "work is everywhere you are" mode.
One work-life expert is pushing what she calls Rewire Your Life Day -- it's Monday, the anniversary of the first telephone call by Alexander Graham Bell. Turn off your laptop and your cellphone, at least for a few hours, says Ellen Kossek, co-author of "CEO of Me" and a Michigan State University professor of human resources..."
Tom Bailey and Peter Berg. 2009. Vocational Training in the United States. In Vocational Training in the 21st Century: A Comparative Perspective on Systems and Innovations in Ten Countries, Gerhard Bosch and Jean Charest, (eds.) London: Routledge. This book is part of the series Studies in Employment and Work Relations in Context.
Summary: In this chapter, we describe the vocational education system in the United States including the providers, the completion rates and the economic earnings associated with various credentials. We emphasize the levels at which vocational education takes place and...
Richard N Block, Peter Berg. Joint Responsibility Unionism: A Multi-Plant Model of Collective Bargaining under Employment Security. Industrial & Labor Relations Review. Ithaca: 2009. Vol. 63, Iss. 1; p. 60.
Abstract: The authors develop a general model of local-level bargaining in the multi-plant firm. According to this model, when the parent firm has the ability to allocate production differentially across plants, the local union may be motivated to work with local management to reduce production costs and...
Peter Berg. Working Time Flexibility in the German Employment Relations System: Implications for Germany and Lessons for the United States. Industrielle Beziehungen (German Journal of Industrial Relations). Mering: 2008. Vol. 15, Iss. 2; p. 133 (18 pages).
Abstract: Competitive conditions are leading to much experimentation within and decentralization of the German employment relations system. This article shows how flexible working time is an integral part of the German employment relations system and how flexible working time arrangements are...