On July 18, 2016, the Surdna Foundation, Rutgers’ SMLR Center for Innovation in Worker Organization (CIWO) and the National Employment Law Project (NELP) co-convened a day-long conversation on how to strengthen enforcement of state and local labor policies. The meeting was hosted by the Surdna Foundation at its offices in Manhattan. It was an unprecedented coming together of foundations, worker centers, unions and community organizations, public interest and legal aid groups and government officials from New York, California, Massachusetts, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle. Participants... read more

We are pleased to announce that Professor Charles Heckscher has won the Academy of Management’s George R. Terry Book Award.   The Academy of Management's George R. Terry Book Award is granted annually to the book judged to have made the most outstanding contribution to the global advancement of management knowledge during the last two years.  Books that contribute to the advancement of management theory, conceptualization, research, or practice are eligible for this prestigious award.     After a thorough review of over 55 submissions, the committee announced... read more

Each summer, the Rutgers’ Goldstein Internship sponsors a student from the School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) to intern in Washington D.C. at the Metropolitan Washington Council AFL-CIO. The internship is generously sponsored by Dr. Coralie Farlee, a three-time Rutgers graduate and long-time friend of the school who funds the internship in honor of her late husband, Dr. Bernard Goldstein.  “This internship provided me an unparalleled opportunity to develop my academic, professional, and organizing skills, as well as network with leaders and peers in the labor movement... read more

New Report Highlights the Importance of Accessibility at Polling Places For Immediate Release: August 12, 2016 PISCATAWAY, N.J. – A projected 35.4 million people with disabilities will be eligible to vote in November, representing close to one-sixth of the total electorate, according to a report released today by the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations. The number of eligible voters with disabilities has risen 7 percent since 2012 and 10.8 percent since 2008, largely due to an aging population and advances in medical technology. The number of eligible voters with... read more

The Labor Education Center in New Jersey belonged to women, as Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) hosted the 41st United Association for Labor Education (UALE) Northeast Summer School for Women in Unions and Worker Organizations, which was held on July 30th through August 3rd. Over 130 women from labor unions, worker centers, and university-based labor centers, located in the northeast states and beyond, traveled through torrential rains to teach and learn about: leadership skills, grievance handling, collective bargaining, member mobilization, innovative organizing,... read more