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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

On July 20-22, 2016, Rutgers University’s Center for Innovation in Worker Organization (CIWO) convened 20 senior leaders from key labor, economic justice and community organizing networks to build a community of practice and learning as part of CIWO’s “Building the Bench” leadership initiative. The three day convening in Silver Spring, Maryland at the Tommy Douglas Center was the first cohort retreat of senior staff between the Executive Director and other staff – sometimes called Managing Directors  – whose main responsibilities are carrying out the visions of their organizations... read more

By: Steve Flamisch HILLSBOROUGH – Lisa Slover’s schedule fills up like a swimming pool on a hot August afternoon. As a program director at Somerset County YMCA, she manages a nearly $400,000 budget, a staff of 50 part-time lifeguards and swim instructors, and an aquatics program that draws between 200 and 250 children daily during peak months.   Left to Right: RU SHRM members Lisa Slover, Nanzanin Hoshyarsar, Meredith Yu and Kenneth Lim joined 15,000 HR students and professionals from close to 100 countries at the Society for Human... read more

For Immediate Release: July 25, 2016   Certification Also Draws Better Job Applicants, But Only in Smaller Companies   PISCATAWAY, N.J. – A study of more than 600 employers in the U.S. and Canada finds companies that won “Best Places to Work” competitions had lower employee turnover rates the following year. The research, published in the Academy of Management Journal, suggests the award strengthens employees’ ties to the company and makes them more likely to stay.    "While managers, recruiters, and advertising can say a company is a great place to work,... read more