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SMLR and the school’s faculty and staff have appeared in more than 250 news articles since May 2017. Highlights (in order of publication) include: The Los Angeles Daily News and its sister newspapers quoted Professor David Bensman in an article about the hardships facing port truckers.   Talent Economy interviewed Assistant Professor Sanghee Park about the latest trends in raises.   Distinguished Professors Joseph Blasi and Doug Kruse co-authored op-eds for Fortune and Tribune News Service drawing on their employee ownership research. Blasi also penned a column for The... read more

SMLR students impressed Wyndham Worldwide executives during the 2017 Human Resource Management Case Competition. The executives noted SMLR students’ professionalism, level of sophistication, confidence, and detailed presentations. ... read more.          MHRM student Curtis Edmonds’ article, “Lowering the Threshold: How Far Has the Americans with Disabilities Act Expanded Access to the Courts in Employment Litigation?” was published by the Journal of Law and Policy. Edmonds, who has 20 years of experience in providing legal, advocacy and... read more

Distinguished Professor Dorothy Sue Cobble was awarded an Honorary Degree in Social Science by Stockholm University. … read more         New Jersey Governor-elect Philip D. Murphy has named SMLR Distinguished Professor Douglas Kruse and the Center for Women and Work’s Karen White to his Transition2018 Committees to help develop policy reports and recommendations for the incoming administration. … read more.       SMLR Associate Professor Mingwei Liu’s co-authored paper received the Best Paper... read more

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