Areas of Focus

The founding mission of the School of Management and Labor Relations is to offer research and education that will enhance collaboration and harmonious relations between the intrinsically competing interests of labor and management. Through improving understanding and capacity for managing employment relationships, the school contributes to the economic welfare of the communities that it serves. We translate this mission into practice by offering educational programs to businesses, labor organizations, and their leadership and management; we produce new knowledge and help to translate that knowledge into tools for better organization and management, as well as policy advice; and we develop long-term relationships with stakeholders in government, business, and labor organizations in order to collaborate in the generation and application of cutting edge know-how.

We focus our efforts in a number of important impact areas, listed below. For each of these areas you will find case examples of how we are impacting the world of work; the research centers and programs and their new findings; opportunities to collaborate and participate in research; and related courses and programs for students, and for executives and professionals.