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PISCATAWAY, N.J. (September 2, 2020) – Thousands of San Francisco’s most vulnerable workers are not filing complaints when they are paid below the minimum wage, according to a new study by the Rutgers University Center for Innovation in Worker Organization (CIWO). The domestic workers who cook, clean, and care for children and seniors in private households endured the largest number of estimated minimum wage violations over a 13-year period, but only a tiny percentage of the victims came forward. “San Franciscans rely on thousands of minimum wage workers to care for their... read more

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.   Thanks to Trump, U.S. no longer in denial of racism November 2, 2020 The San Francisco Chronicle interviews Naomi R Williams, who says President Trump has emboldened many white Americans to be open about their racism. Thousands of food workers walk off the job in a “Strike for Black Lives” July 17, 2020 The Counter reports a coalition of trade unions and progressive organizations are demanding ... read more