The Roundup will be brought to you in July and August by the new Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN), an international membership organization for interdisciplinary work and family academics. The WFRN welcomes the participation of policy makers and practitioners as it seeks to promote knowledge and understanding of work and family issues among the community of global stakeholders. The Roundup is a compilation of the latest news articles, reports and other materials related to workplace flexibility delivered to your inbox on Monday and Thursday. In the fall, the WFRN will launch its new website which will include a News Feed among other features. We hope that you will get involved as a member and by posting the latest news. Questions?

Today’s News Roundup includes an update on the legal battle over sick leave in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and several articles on career reentry. 

Today’s News Roundup includes reports on what the federal government is doing and can do to increase flexibility for its employees and an article that examines the environmental argument for compressed workweeks. 

Today’s News Roundup includes a report that examines workplace flexibility and labor unions, an article on the popularity of work-life blogs, and an argument for including family leave in health care reform.

Today’s News Roundup includes a thoughtful column by David Brooks on the implications of the American meritocracy and an article on the controversy surrounding Jack Welch, who recently opined that “work-life balance” is an illusion. 

Today’s News Roundup includes a window into the work and family balance of a professional basketball player and an article that suggests that work schedules are partially determined by access to health insurance. 

Today’s News Roundup includes an article on the work and life of White House aides and a report on job retraining programs.