Labor Studies & Employment Relations

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Rutgers University Promote Overall Worker and Employer Relations (RU POWER)

RU POWER's goals are to educate and promote general awareness about the numerous factors that encompass the workplace. Main topics included: employees' rights, management skill building, interests of employers, human resources fundamentals and legal aspects of employment

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Rutgers University Promote Overall Worker and Employer Relationships (RU POWER)

RU POWER's members.

Carol Harcarik, Online Learner With A Dream

Carol Harcarik is 71-years-old and a SMLR student at Rutgers University, pursuing a degree online in Labor and Employment Relations (LER). The online program is allowing Carol to achieve her dreams.



William "Bill" Dwyer teaches Conflict and Conflict Resolution in the Workplace along with other courses at Rutgers University’s School of Management and Labor Relations. 

  • Education

    MLIR, Rutgers University

    B.A., Rutgers University

  • Expertise

    - Labor and employee relations

    - Negotiating collective bargaining agreements

    - Developing labor relations strategy

    - Managing workplace dispute resolution processes.

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Laurent Mevs, Online Learner

Laurent Mevs is an IT Manager for a global pharmaceutical company located in Northern New Jersey. The LER online program is helping him in his pursuit of an undergraduate degree. He shares his experiences below. 

Sergeant Major Anthony Spadaro, Online Learner

Anthony Spadaro is a Sergeant Major in the U.S. Marines located in Southern California. The Labor and Employment Relations (LER) online program is helping him in his pursuit of an undergraduate degree. He recounts his experiences in the program thus far.

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Francis Ryan has taught labor history and industrial relations since 1997. He teaches introductory courses in labor studies, the development of the U.S. labor movement, and graduate courses in public sector employment issues and practices.

  • Education

    Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania

    M.A. Villanova University

    B.A. La Salle University

  • Expertise

    - Labor history

    - Industrial relations

  • Files

  • School of Management and Labor Relations
    Rutgers University
    Labor Education Center
    50 Labor Center Way
    New Brunswick, NJ 08903