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By Maxwell Barna, The Daily Targum, November 9, 2010 A panel of business owners met  November 8,  in the Labor Education Center on Cook campus to discuss concepts surrounding fair labor sourcing outside of the United States. Panelists at the talk, which was sponsored by the School of Management and Labor Relations, included Knights Apparel CEO Joe Bozich, Executive Director of the Worker Rights Consortium Scott Nova and School House clothing founder Rachel Weeks. The presentation began with an explanation of how bigger clothing companies like Nike and Adidas have... read more

Dr. Jeannette Rogowski, professor of health economics at Rutgers School of Public Health, was a guest speaker at the Labor Education Center. During her talk, she explored the staffing and practice environments in a broad sample of neonatal intensive care units (NCIUs) in the U.S. and Italy, based on primary data collection. The implications for patient outcomes for infants with very low birth weights were explored.  Little is known about multidisciplinary staffing patterns in neonatal intensive care units (NCIUs) and how those patterns influence patient outcomes. International... read more

Dorothy Sue Cobble’s profound connection to the labor movement stems from wellsprings at once deep and wide. You could say the Rutgers history professor has paid her dues, both literally and figuratively. A child of the South with roots in the civil rights movement, daughter of a lobbyist for the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers in Atlanta, Cobble scrubbed large, double-barreled tanks on ships at the San Francisco docks during the week, and hauled coffee and bananas as a union longshoreman on weekends during the mid-1970s.  As a newly minted college graduate, she also worked... read more

The James R. Chelius Award for Excellence in Teaching was created by the Chelius family in honor of Professor Jim Chelius. Jim taught in the Human Resource Management program for 15 years. He was devoted to his students and was honored by Rutgers University for the quality of his teaching. The winner of the award is chosen based on a poll of the master's students in the Human Resource Management program. It was announced at the SMLR convocation that the first winner of the James R. Chelius Award is Professor Stan Gully. Congratulations Stan! read more