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By Steve Flamisch In a show of bipartisan support, New Jersey’s gubernatorial candidates commended the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations for providing an important new resource to the state’s business community. The New Jersey/New York Center for Employee Ownership, announced in October, helps businesses navigate the process of introducing employee stock ownership plans, equity compensation, and worker co-operatives—three options that can help grow the economy one business at a time. “As the point person for the state’s effort to improve economic vitality and job... read more

By Anne Sherber As an undergraduate student at the University of Wyoming, Phil Mellizo was drawn to courses that indulged his interests in understanding capitalism and the potential of different economic forms in addressing economic, social, and political inequalities. Mellizo recalls that many of the themes discussed during his courses came to life when the semester ended, and his summer employment began. He says that his work as a painter in successive summers on three different crews with contrasting ownership and management structures served as a primer on potential employee and... read more

Six-Month Leadership Development Opportunity Is Announced Rutgers University's Center for Innovation in Worker Organization (CIWO) at the School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) and the Alvarez Porter Group Ignite Talent Development Program (Ignite) are excited to announce a co-sponsored, six-month leadership development opportunity for staff leaders in participating social justice organizations. Applications are now being accepted.   In August of 2017, CIWO held a gathering in Maryland to look at the question of how to grow and sustain membership and leadership in our... read more

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (October 11, 2017) – The Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations today announced the launch of a new center to assist businesses exploring the prospect of employee ownership, a job-saving alternative to liquidation for the “Silver Tsunami” wave of retiring founders and entrepreneurs. Dr. Bill Castellano “Many business owners don’t realize they can sell the company to their employees instead of selling it to a private equity firm or closing up shop,” said Associate Professor Bill Castellano, Executive Director of the New Jersey/New York Center for Employee... read more

Distinguished Professor Dorothy Sue Cobble was awarded an Honorary Degree in Social Science by Stockholm University as part of its annual Inauguration of New Professors and Conferment of Doctoral Degrees, the university’s largest ceremonial occasion. The ceremony was held in Stockholm City Hall's Blue Room on September 29, 2017. Dr. Dorothy Sue Cobble was honored for her research on gender and work over her career and for contributions to advancing gender studies and economic history at Stockholm University and in the larger Swedish research community.  Dr. Cobble was previously... read more