Labor Studies & Employment Relations

Conference Room Rentals

 The Labor Education Center (LEC) offers classroom and conference room rentals and conferencing services for unions and all other organizations at reasonable rates. The Labor Education Center  is easily accessible from all major highways and has ample parking space.

For more information on renting space at the Labor Education Center, call 848-932-9504.  

Public Sector Labor-Management Relations

This four-course certificate program helps students develop a broad perspective on public sector labor-management relations issues—involving teachers, Rutgers university employees, police officers, and other public employees. As a student in this certificate program, you must take either Public Sector Employment Issues or Public Sector Collective Bargaining (or both). You can then select 2–3 additional classes from the following:

Labor and Employment Relations Certificate

This certificate program in the general area of labor and employment relations involves successful completion of four graduate courses offered by the Labor Studies and Employment Relations Department. The courses must be selected in consultation with the Credit Director of the MLER program. Usually, one of these courses will be the Introductory Seminar in Labor and Employment Relations, because that class offers a wide overview of the field.

Tuition and Fees

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Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

What Does it Cost and How Can I Finance?

For details on tuition and fees for participating in our undergraduate and graduate programs, visit our Student Accounting Financial Services (for undergraduate information) and Graduate Admissions Websites. 

Student Services | Newly Admitted Students

Welcome to the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations.

In preparation for beginning your Rutgers education, we ask that you join us on campus to learn more about our program, meet with an academic adviser and select courses for the upcoming semester. 

Returning and school-to school transfer students are highly encouraged to register for an Academic Planning and Advising session as well as complete the below necessary steps as needed.


Our faculty members are leading researchers nationally and internationally in the field of labor and employment relations. We conduct rigorous research and publish findings that assist workers, unions, labor-related organizations, and policymakers to respond to emerging labor, employment, and collective bargaining issues. We also undertake research projects on a contract basis for unions and labor-related organizations. 

Union Leadership Academy

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On December 1, Union Leadership Academy (ULA) held a shop steward training session for International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 68 in West Caldwell, NJ. Attendees, seen above, will advance their leadership skills through ULA’s classes.

Public Sector Labor Relations Certificate Program

Registration for 2014-2015 Courses is Now Open! Click here for Schedule

Gain key employment relations skills to prevent labor disputes, support conflict resolution, and promote collective negotiation

Education and Training

LEARN: Knowledge Is Power

Knowledge is power. That’s why LEARN offer various high-quality education and training programs for workers, union members, leaders, and representatives; and labor relations and legal professionals. We also develop customized programs to meet the specific education and training needs of unions and labor-related organizations and deliver these programs onsite.