PISCATAWAY, N.J. – In the months leading up to the presidential election, Jim Dickson marveled at the constant stream of news stories about voters with disabilities. The sheer volume of coverage was unlike anything he’s seen in 34 years as one of the nation’s most respected disability voting advocates. Within the reporting, Dickson noticed a trend. While the topics varied -- from accessible polling places, to the #CripTheVote social media campaign, to what the candidates were saying about people with disabilities – almost every story cited research by Rutgers School of Management and Labor... read more

Southern California News Group tapped SMLR Professor David Bensman’s expertise for a recent article about the classification of port truckers. His insights appeared in the October 29 edition of the Los Angeles Daily News and seven other newspapers, including The Daily Breeze, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Long Beach Press Telegram, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino County Sun,  San Gabriel Valley Tribune, and Whittier Daily News.  Bensman, who teaches in the Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations, has traveled the world studying the shipping, longshore, and... read more

An article about SMLR’s innovative new certificate program, Leadership Development for Early Career Women, appears on the front page of the Wednesday, October 26 editions of the Asbury Park Press, Courier News/Home News Tribune, and Daily Record.  The program – a partnership between SMLR’s Center for Women and Work and the school’s Executive and Professional Education group – is designed to empower women to reach management positions within their companies and stay on the leadership track. “Issues such as work-life balance, pay gaps, and corporate culture... read more

October 17, 2016 — Responding to a growing and urgent need in the U.S. health care industry, the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations and the Rutgers School of Health Professions are teaming up to launch a first-of-its-kind Certified Health Care Manager™(CHM) program in February 2017. Delivered in 30 comprehensive modules over the course of three semesters, the program will train health care managers to better meet the stringent requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as Obamacare. “How health care providers are paid for services has vastly changed,”... read more

On October 6-7, 2016, Rutgers SMLR’s Center for Innovation in Worker Organization (CIWO) hosted the Labor and Research Action Network’s (LRAN) two-day logistics conference at Rutgers’ Labor Education Center. More than forty participants gathered including university-based academics and researchers and organizers from unions, worker centers and policy organizations. The goals of the conference were for scholars and practitioners to exchange relevant current research on logistics, identify overlapping interests and ideas for policy and organizing campaigns, and to identify research... read more