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PISCATAWAY, N.J. (October 15, 2019) – Doing business with a tunnel-vision focus on the bottom line can lead to dysfunction and unethical conduct in the workplace, but a research study co-authored by Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations Professor Rebecca Greenbaum reveals why some CEO’s and organizations are willing to take the chance: sometimes it pays off.  Researchers conducted a global survey of more than 400 workers and their clients across a wide range of industries to understand what happens when top management adopts a “bottom-line mentality,” in which the narrow... read more

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (October 3, 2019) – In the first-ever quantitative study of disability among American politicians, Rutgers University researchers find an estimated 10.3 percent of elected officials serving in federal, state, and local government—a total of nearly 3,800 people—have disabilities. That is more than five percentage points lower than the overall disability rate in the adult population, suggesting that people with disabilities are underrepresented in the halls of power. However, the report finds three notable exceptions: younger people with disabilities, Native Americans with... read more

By Steve Flamisch Francis Ryan edited the memoirs of legendary Philadelphia labor leader Wendell W. Young III, who earned a master's degree in labor and employment relations at SMLR in 1992. Today, Ryan directs the master's program. Ryan interviewed Young every Friday for more than three years at Young's home in Lafayette Hill. The men became close friends in the process.    Secret Service agents fanned out on Market Street as hundreds of protestors waited for President Richard Nixon to arrive at Independence Hall in... read more

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (August 8, 2019) – Sweeping reforms are needed to help consumers make informed decisions about short-term job training programs and other non-degree credentials, according to a report released today by the Rutgers Education and Employment Research Center at the School of Management and Labor Relations. More than 25 percent of Americans hold a non-degree credential, ranging from certified home health aides and cosmetologists to electricians and plumbers. Bipartisan legislation to expand Pell grant eligibility could push that number even higher. Yet, there is no agreed-upon... read more

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (July 10, 2019) – People with disabilities comprise an increasingly powerful voting bloc heading into the 2020 elections, according to a report released today by two Rutgers University researchers. The report finds people with disabilities were strongly represented in the turnout surge in the 2018 midterms, exceeding the number of Hispanic/Latino voters and nearing the number of African-American voters. Twenty percent of all voters either had a disability or lived with a person with a disability at the time of the last election, suggesting at least one-fifth of the electorate... read more