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Professor Matthew M. Bodah


Professor Bodah's research has covered a number of topics concerning the workforce and workplace.Currently, he devotes most of histime to work concerning the educational capacity of nursing schools in Rhode Island and to various labor force issues in the construction industry, including project labor agreements and the workforce demands of green building. He also is working on research with Martin Schneider of the University of Paderborn (Germany) that compares the political pressures on the National Labor Relations Board with those on the German Federal Labor Court. With Pat McHugh of George Washington University, Dr. Bodah is studying industry-level efforts at labor/management cooperation. He also has been doing some research on work/life issues and hope soon to publish an article on state-level policy developments concerning work/life balance. Finally, for the past decade, he has been conducting biennial research on the rates charged for childcare in Rhode Island. That research helps the state determine appropriate reimbursement rates to childcare providers for those receiving subsidies for childcare.

Dr. Bodah's published work has appeared in Industrial Relations, Journal of Collective Negotiations, Labor Studies Journal, Journal of Labor Research, British Journal of Politics and International Relations, Journal of Law and Education, Labor Law Journal, Economic and Industrial Democracy, Dispute Resolution Journal, and British Journal of Industrial Relations. He has also contributed chapters to two books: Justice on the Job: Perspectives on the Erosion of Collective Bargaining in the United States and Labor-Management Relations in the Public Sector: Redefining Collective Bargaining. His co-edited volume, Workplace Injuries and Diseases: Prevention and Compensation, was recognized by Princeton University Library as a Notable Book in Industrial Relations for 2005. He has produced published reports for several foundation and agencies, including the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training, Electri International, and the National Academy of Arbitrators. You can find Professor's continuning work in the Proceedings of the Labor and Employment Relations Association.