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Congress and the Trump Administration can boost middle class incomes by incentivizing companies to adopt profit sharing and employee share ownership, two Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations professors wrote in a policy brief released this week by the centrist think tank Third Way and delivered to members of the U.S. House and Senate.  “Middle class wages and incomes have been generally flat or declining since the 1970s, while many of the economic gains have not been going to the working middle class,” said Joseph Blasi, the J. Robert Beyster Distinguished... read more

When Rutgers SMLR first approached the Gettysburg College with an affiliation program proposal, Gettysburg Provost Chris Zappe said it was a no-brainer. “It’s a ‘win-win’ situation,” Zappe explained. “It would allow our students to be halfway through their first year of a masters program before they ever step foot on a graduate school campus.” The program, titled the Masters of Human Resource Management (MHRM) affiliation program, is designed to set students up for success in a robust career field by connecting them with cutting-edge research taught by leading faculty, a... read more

National news organizations are turning to the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) to inform their coverage of the Trump Administration’s labor policy. In recent interviews and op-eds, seven faculty members in SMLR’s Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations have discussed what the nation’s changing political landscape could mean for collective bargaining, healthcare, labor unions, minimum wage earners, worker protections, and more. "It's going to be the most challenging period for organized labor since the 1930s," Professor Susan Schurman told Bankrate.... read more

At Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations, the Jim Chelius Case Competition was established as an opportunity for all Rutgers graduate and undergraduate HR students to gain real-life experience in solving pressing HR problems faced by major corporations.    Over the past five years, corporate sponsors, like Morgan Stanley, Dow Jones, ADP, and Wegmans, have been able to spot talent early on for possible employment and gain significant consulting advice via the case presentations and analysis. Jim Chelius Case Competition finalists... read more

Innovative new healthcare programs at the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) are attracting news coverage across New Jersey – and beyond. The New Jersey Healthcare Talent Development Center, based at SMLR, recently unveiled new apprenticeship opportunities for at-risk youth, domestic violence victims, military veterans, people with disabilities, and people living in transitional housing after incarceration. Supported by close to $1 million in federal and state grants, the earn-while-you-learn programs will create non-traditional career pathways in the... read more