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New Jersey Public Sector Employment

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The Bulwark of the Black Middle Class

TRENTON — National NAACP head Ben Jealous weighed in against the pension and health benefit bill moving through the Legislature today, saying black New Jerseyans would be disproportionately hurt by the changes. 

“We see this same pattern in many states and cities across the nation. Public sector jobs are critical in communities of color and attacks on bargaining rights and health care disproportionately affect our communities,” said Jealous in a prepared statement.  

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NAACP head says black N.J. public workers would be hurt significantly by pension health benefit changes Published: Monday, June 20, 2011 Matt Friedman/Statehouse Bureau. The statement was accompanied by a new report by Professor Jeff Keefe.
Who to contact:
Name: 
Jeffrey Keefe
Phone: 
7329321749

Carey Library Finishes PERC Digitization Project

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Over 7,000 public sector collective bargaining agreements documented and scanned by the staff of the James B. Carey Library, School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR), as part of the New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC) Digitization Project will be available to the public.
Who to contact:
Name: 
Donna Schulman
Phone: 
7329329608
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Convocation Highlights

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Bargaining in Hard Times Conference

9:00am- 4:00pm, May 20, 2011
LEARN at Rutgers University
Labor Education Center
50 Labor Center Way
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901

Purpose of the Conference:

Fiscal crisis in government is real and scope of negotiation is narrow in New Jersey. How should labor unions prepare for such a difficult bargaining environment? This conference is designed for unions representing government workers and offers leading experts’ views on how to bargain in such a difficult fiscal environment.

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May 20, 2011- Fiscal crisis in government is real and scope of negotiation is narrow in New Jersey. How should labor unions prepare for such a difficult bargaining environment? This conference is designed for unions representing government workers and offers leading experts’ views on how to bargain in such a difficult fiscal environment.
Who to contact:
Name: 
Judy Lugo
Phone: 
7329329504
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Ernest McMahon-Class of 1930 Award

Professor Paula VoosCongratulations to Paula Voos who is the recipient of this year's Ernest McMahon—Class of 1930 Award. This award is given for extending the educational resources of the University to the people of New Jersey through their work at SMLR. Paula has implemented weekend and online course offerings and had strong efforts in the development of the new BS degree program in Labor and Employment Relations.
 

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Congratulations to Paula Voos who is the recipient of this year's Ernest McMahon—Class of 1930 Award. This award is given for extending the educational resources of the University to the people of New Jersey through their work at SMLR. Paula has implemented weekend and online course offerings and had strong efforts in the development of the new BS degree program in Labor and Employment Relations.
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SMLR Update April 25, 2011

National News

There were two major news stories this week with major implications for US labor relations: