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Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations faculty and staff are sharing their expertise on racism at work, the power of police unions, and the nationwide protests.   Philly’s police union spent decades amassing power. Reforms could cut its clout June 19, 2020 The Philadelphia Inquirer interviews Francis Ryan about the history of the city’s powerful Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 5. Employers Must ‘Tread Lightly’ With Social Media Protest Posts June 17, 2020 Bloomberg Law examines the legality of firing employees for what they post when they’re not at... read more

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (June 24, 2020) – The Rutgers Center for Innovation in Worker Organization (CIWO), with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, today expanded a nationwide initiative to elevate more women and people of color—especially women of color—to leadership positions in unions, worker centers, and community-based organizations. The expansion comes at a critical time in the worker justice movement, as the COVID-19 pandemic reveals the depth of social and economic challenges facing low-wage workers and their families. “With COVID-19 disproportionately impacting Black communities... read more

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (June 22, 2020) – The Rutgers NJ/NY Center for Employee Ownership (NJ/NYCEO), with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, today announced a new program designed to preserve minority and women-owned businesses, save jobs, build employee wealth, and strengthen local economies affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The nationwide initiative centers on employee ownership strategies that enable business owners to sell the enterprise to their employees.  “A large percentage of retiring business owners have no succession plan and no family members willing to take over,”... read more

Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations faculty and staff are sharing their expertise on the changing nature of work, employment, and labor as affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.    Disability Equals Disenfranchisement, Lawsuit Says May 27 Forbes publishes a column about the legal battle for fully accessible voting, citing a report by the Program for Disability Research.   Philly voters are about to decide whether the city will have a Department of Labor May 27 The Philadelphia Inquirer previews the June 2 ballot question,... read more

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (March 31, 2020) – New Jersey’s home health aides are caring for seniors and people with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic, while earning an average salary of just $25,000 per year, according to a report released today by the Center for Women and Work at the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations. Since home health aides and other domestic workers are predominantly women, their low wages help to explain why the gender wage gap persists in New Jersey and across the U.S.   “With all of the attention rightly focused on our incredible doctors, nurses... read more