The SMLR Alumni Association Executive Committee leads the planning and execution of activities specifically for alumni and friends of SMLR. They welcome alumni to join them at the SMLR Alumni Association general meetings and to provide input on activities that support our SMLR community. The 2017-2018 committee members were announced in October 2017 and include: Melissa Daniel, MLER '01, Chair Tennille R. McCoy, MLER '08, President John Castella, MLER '12, Vice President Mike Dragun, BALSER '94, MLER '96, Vice President, Communications Syndi Watkins, BAHRM '... read more

By Steve Flamisch The Center for Women and Work (CWW) at the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations is teaming up with some of New Jersey’s top employers to help women land a great job out of college and climb the corporate ladder. Women Investing In and Guiding Students (WINGS), offered in partnership with the Rutgers Institute for Women’s Leadership, returns for a full schedule of sessions in the Spring 2018 semester. Volunteer mentors from Johnson & Johnson and Wells Fargo will draw on their professional experiences to help Rutgers undergraduate women navigate the... read more

By Steve Flamisch Emboldened by a wave of sexual harassment allegations against Hollywood stars, television personalities, and political figures, a growing number of Americans are opening up about their own experiences with sexual harassment. The Rutgers University—New Brunswick School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) recently announced two new professional workshops designed help employers prevent and properly investigate claims of sexual harassment in the workplace. SMLR Assistant Teaching Professor James M. Cooney, Esq., who has represented plaintiffs in sexual harassment... read more

By Steve Flamisch New Jersey Governor-elect Philip D. Murphy has named two members of the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) faculty and staff to his Transition2018 Committees to help develop policy reports and recommendations for the incoming administration. Douglas Kruse, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Distinguished Professor, will serve on the Committee on a Stronger and Fairer Economy. Karen White, Director of the Working Families Program in the Rutgers Center for Women and Work, will serve on the Committee on Labor and Workforce Development... read more

By Anne Sherber   Laura Hanson Schlachter traces her interest in alternative workplaces to community-based undergraduate immigration courses at Whitman College in Washington State, which included study trips to the U.S.- Mexico border and, closer to home, Walla Walla. It was on these expeditions that she was exposed to the precarious situation of farmworkers in eastern Washington and inspired to seek out constructive ways to get involved. Laura Hanson Schlachter, a Sociology Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, received a Rutgers Research Fellowship as... read more