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PISCATAWAY, N.J. (August 27, 2020) – Rutgers University today unveiled a major redesign of the world’s only online library dedicated to employee share ownership, a business model that can reduce wealth inequality in America and help save jobs during the COVID-19 recession. The newly relaunched Curriculum Library for Employee Ownership (CLEO) features more than 600 resources designed to help college professors teach about employee share ownership in their classes. It is also a valuable resource for company leaders, researchers, and the public. “In this time of economic contraction... read more

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (August 21, 2020) – Teacher strikes are illegal in 35 states, but that hasn’t stopped underpaid educators from walking off the job to demand adequate school funding and long overdue raises, and it may not stop them from striking if they feel unsafe in the classroom due to COVID-19.  Rebecca Kolins Givan, an associate professor in the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations and co-editor of the upcoming book Strike for the Common Good, analyzed data on every teacher strike in the U.S. going back to 2012. She found that at least 46 percent of the strikes... read more

By Steve Flamisch David H. Bensman, a respected professor and labor historian who retired last month as the longest-serving active faculty member in the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations, died on July 25. He was 70. “David made a major contribution to scholarship on labor history specifically and the labor movement more broadly,” Dean Adrienne Eaton said. “But most importantly, he was a caring mentor and friend to dozens of labor studies students over the multiple decades of his career at Rutgers and made a significant difference in many lives. I am moved by the emails I'... read more

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.   Big labor’s structural racism is bigger than the problem with police unions July 6, 2020 The Star-Ledger publishes an op-ed by Tamara Lee about racial inequities in unions and collective bargaining. Should You Really Put Protesting On Your Résumé? June 26, 2020  HuffPost asks Kyra Leigh Sutton about her advice to jobseekers participating in Black Lives Matter protests. Racial... 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