News & Events

22 Fellows Appointed to Study Corporations and U.S. Economy

May 1, 2012

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RUTGERS APPOINTS 22 FELLOWS TO STUDY CORPORATIONS AND THE U.S. ECONOMY

Largest Collection of Young Scholars from a Broad Range of Fields

Teaser: 
SMLR has appointed 22 fellows to study broad-based employee stock ownership and profit sharing in corporations, the U.S. economy and society. The recipients represent the largest collection of young scholars from a broad range of fields in the social sciences and humanities. They also come from some of the nation’s most prestigious institutions and all parts of the U.S.

A Review of Trade Union Organizing in the Informal Economy

Principal Investigators: SMLR Dean Susan J. Schurman and Department of Labor Studies Chair Adrienne E. Eaton

Contributing Authors: Rebecca Gumbrell-McCormick, Richard Hyman, Camille DiLeo, Gilma Madrid Berroterán, Sahra Ryklief, Mihai Varga, Verna Viajar

Teaser: 
The purpose of this report is to review the existing literature on efforts throughout the globe by workers who labor outside the formal labor and employment relations policy framework of their country to form or join trade unions as well as unions’ efforts to organize and represent them.

Rutgers Report Calls for Policy Changes, Remove Obstacles For Those Who Never Finished College

March 20, 2012

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‘CLOSE, BUT NO DEGREE’
RUTGERS REPORT CALLS FOR POLICY CHANGES TO REMOVE OBSTACLES FOR THOSE WHO NEVER FINISHED COLLEGE


Increasing degree attainment can drive economic growth.

Teaser: 
Even in New Jersey’s highly educated workforce, where 44% of adults have at least a two‐year degree, almost a fifth of adults age 25‐64 have started college but never finished. CWW's report outlines inexpensive policy changes to improve college completion rates.

Students Network, Seek Career Opportunities During HRM Career Fair

On March 9, 2012, SMLR Human Resource Management (HRM) students and alumni networked with nearly two dozen, leading companies during the HRM Career Fair. Held in Livingston Student Center's Livingston Hall, the career fair allowed students to receive career advice and opportunities from experts in the HR field.

Teaser: 
On March 9, SMLR Human Resource Management (HRM) students and alumni networked with nearly two dozen, leading companies during the HRM Career Fair. Held in Livingston Student Center's Livingston Hall, the career fair allowed students to receive career advice and opportunities from experts in the HR field.

NAWB Joins CWW's College Completion Effort for Adults

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The National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) joins Rutgers' Center for Women and Work (CWW) on its Lumina College Completion Project, a multi-state workforce development initiative to identify adults close to finishing a college degree and help them earn the remaining credits they need.

Len Garrison is SMLR's New HRM Career Services Manager

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On February 13, Len Garrison joined SMLR as the Department of Human Resource Management's career services manager. Garrison previously worked at Rutgers Career Services, where he supported students and alumni in all aspects of their job search, including résumé and cover letter writing, interviewing, and networking.

Acting Dean Schurman Facilitates SAG-AFTRA's Merger Process

 

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For the past year, Acting Dean Sue Schurman has served as lead facilitator for the merger process between the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA). ... On January 29, Acting Dean Schurman joined the leadership of both unions at the annual SAG Awards to celebrate the boards' approval.

CWW's Study Finds Paid Family Leave Leads to Positive Economic Outcomes

January 19, 2012
 
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With a growing need for family-friendly workplace policies, a new study commissioned by the National Partnership for Women & Families, with support from the Rockefeller Foundation, concludes that providing paid family leave to workers leads to positive economic outcomes for working families, businesses and the public.

Media Advisory: Paid Family Leave's Positive Economic Outcomes

 

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SMLR's Center for Women and Work (CWW) and the National Partnership for Women & Families, based in Washington, D.C., will convene a conference call to discuss the new study, Pay Matters: The Positive Economic Impacts of Paid Family Leave for Families, Businesses and the Public.

Professor Dana Britton is Director of the Center for Women and Work

Professor Dana Britton has recently been appointed as SMLR's Director of the Center for Women and Work. As Director, Professor Britton will enhance the prominence and impact of the Center in New Jersey, nationally, and internationally.Professor Dana Britton
 

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Professor Dana Britton has recently been appointed as SMLR's Director of the Center for Women and Work. She says, "I look forward to joining the faculty of SMLR and building on the great work of the Center."