As the holiday shopping season kicks into high gear, a research study co-authored by Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations Professor Patrick F. McKay finds that having a racially-diverse workforce can improve retail sales performance. The study, first reported by NJBIZ, examined quarterly sales and workforce data from a retail chain that employs more than 5,000 people in 220 stores throughout 19 states. In racially-diverse communities, stores with a diverse staff delivered superior sales performance while stores without a diverse staff registered low sales... read more

Midwest Academy, a national training institute that advocates for social, economic, and racial justice, is honoring Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) Associate Professor Janice Fine with its prestigious Progressive Leadership Award on December 14. Fine, who teaches in the Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations (LSER) and works closely with SMLR’s Center for Innovation in Worker Organization (CIWO), attended a training course at the Academy in the 1980s. The experience helped to shape her career. "It’s no exaggeration to say that what I... read more

On December 1-2, 2016, SMLR, Jobs With Justice, and a coalition of labor and community organizations shared workplace best practices with 14 different union nurses from across the United States during the two-day CAR:NG Conference at Rutgers: Nurses Gathering.  This was perhaps the first meeting of its kind, where rank and file working nurses came together to share experiences and learn about current and future challenges and how to face them. The event encouraged nurses from different unions to learn from and draw strength from one another.  There were approximately 90... read more

November 29, 2016 – Rutgers Giving Day – you have the opportunity to amplify our impact in a whole new way. Join alumni, students, and friends from around the world to “paint the day scarlet” by showing your Rutgers support. Scarlet is more than a color; it’s a lifelong feeling of community and pride. Rutgers Giving Day is an inspiring example of what this community can accomplish together. We ask that you paint the day scarlet—on campus, online, and in hearts and minds everywhere – by supporting SMLR through the following initiatives: Give A Gift Online Visit read more

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (November 15, 2016) – Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR), home of the New Jersey Healthcare Talent Development Center, today announced the creation of two specialized healthcare apprenticeship programs for New Jersey residents. Unveiled during National Apprenticeship Week and supported by close to $1 million in state and federal grants, the earn-while-you-learn programs will combine classroom instruction and on-the-job training to open non-traditional career pathways in the healthcare industry.   “As the pace of change increases and new... read more