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

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