News

  • April 23, 2012
    On March 29-30, 2012, 11 delegates from LO, The Swedish Trade Union Confederation, visited the School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) to learn about how trade union members’ work experience and training can be translated into college credits.
  • April 23, 2012
    On April 10, Roberta Reardon, former president of AFTRA and current co-president of SAG-AFTRA, spoke with SMLR’s faculty and Ph.D. students at Rutgers’ Labor Education Center. Reardon and SMRL Acting Dean Sue Schurman shared details of the successful SAG-AFTRA merger process, while recounting the several previous merger attempts that took place over the decades.
  • April 09, 2012
    SMLR has appointed 22 fellows to study broad-based employee stock ownership and profit sharing in corporations, the U.S. economy and society. The recipients represent the largest collection of young scholars from a broad range of fields in the social sciences and humanities. They also come from some of the nation’s most prestigious institutions and all parts of the U.S.
  • April 02, 2012
    The purpose of this report is to review the existing literature on efforts throughout the globe by workers who labor outside the formal labor and employment relations policy framework of their country to form or join trade unions as well as unions’ efforts to organize and represent them.
  • March 21, 2012
    Even in New Jersey’s highly educated workforce, where 44% of adults have at least a two‐year degree, almost a fifth of adults age 25‐64 have started college but never finished. CWW's report outlines inexpensive policy changes to improve college completion rates.
  • March 13, 2012
    On March 9, SMLR Human Resource Management (HRM) students and alumni networked with nearly two dozen, leading companies during the HRM Career Fair. Held in Livingston Student Center's Livingston Hall, the career fair allowed students to receive career advice and opportunities from experts in the HR field.
  • February 28, 2012
    The National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) joins Rutgers' Center for Women and Work (CWW) on its Lumina College Completion Project, a multi-state workforce development initiative to identify adults close to finishing a college degree and help them earn the remaining credits they need.
  • February 20, 2012
    On February 13, Len Garrison joined SMLR as the Department of Human Resource Management's career services manager. Garrison previously worked at Rutgers Career Services, where he supported students and alumni in all aspects of their job search, including résumé and cover letter writing, interviewing, and networking.
  • February 07, 2012
    For the past year, Acting Dean Sue Schurman has served as lead facilitator for the merger process between the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA). ... On January 29, Acting Dean Schurman joined the leadership of both unions at the annual SAG Awards to celebrate the boards' approval.
  • January 19, 2012
    With a growing need for family-friendly workplace policies, a new study commissioned by the National Partnership for Women & Families, with support from the Rockefeller Foundation, concludes that providing paid family leave to workers leads to positive economic outcomes for working families, businesses and the public.
  • January 18, 2012
    SMLR's Center for Women and Work (CWW) and the National Partnership for Women & Families, based in Washington, D.C., will convene a conference call to discuss the new study, Pay Matters: The Positive Economic Impacts of Paid Family Leave for Families, Businesses and the Public.
  • January 04, 2012
    Professor Dana Britton has recently been appointed as SMLR's Director of the Center for Women and Work. She says, "I look forward to joining the faculty of SMLR and building on the great work of the Center."
  • December 23, 2011
    On December 6, students in the fall 2011 semester of Work, Society, and Quality of Life teamed to partake in their final presentation. Highlighted by vibrant, oral arguments and lively cross examinations, the event once again succeeded in challenging students’ thinking while giving insight into the legislative process.
  • December 23, 2011
    On December 2—3, a group of SMLR faculty from the Labor Studies and Employment Relations department presented the preliminary results of their study, “Trade Union Responses to Representing Workers in The Informal Economy,” at an American Center for International Labor Solidarity (ACILS) conference in Cape Town, South Africa.
  • December 22, 2011
  • December 20, 2011
    On December 4, Professor Bill Castellano, Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations professor and director of the undergraduate Human Resource Management (HRM) programs, was awarded honorary membership into the University’s Chapter of The National Society of Leadership and Success during an induction ceremony in Scott Hall.
  • December 20, 2011
    Professor Jessica Methot spent the semester utilizing polling to engage her students, posing 3-to-5 questions per class on a range of HR topics,
  • December 20, 2011
    On December 9, approximately 85 people gathered at Rutgers’ Labor Education Center to attend the 7th annual Labor and Management Conference, addressing what labor and management need to know about the impact of the healthcare reform.
  • December 19, 2011
    Professor Dorothy Sue Cobble explains in her Star-Ledger op-ed why Occupy Wall Street is not the first movement to use occupation as a protest tactic (and creative political theater) to hold elected officials accountable for their inaction.
  • November 28, 2011
    Elaine Kovac Stroud has joined us as SMLR's Assistant Dean of Business and Administration. Elaine is a Rutgers alumna and has more than 12 years of leadership experience and proven skills in successful office management. She has held a variety of business positions at Rutgers since 2000.