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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

By Steve Flamisch Just seven weeks after giving birth to her daughter in 2014, electrical engineer Karina Hershberg trudged back to her office and resumed the demanding work of designing power systems for 200,000-square-foot buildings. Karina Hershberg gave birth to her first child, Celeste, in 2014. Without paid family leave, Hershberg relied heavily on savings to pay for expenses. (Photo: Catchfly Photography) The exhausted first-time mom preferred to stay home with her baby, but her employer’s short-term disability provider had issued its final check – a mere 40... read more

SMLR Professor Tobias Schulze-Cleven discusses shifts in Germany's social market economy. For decades, Germany’s evolving form of welfare capitalism illustrated the possibilities of social democracy. In the past, German developments proved to be an important prism for conceptualizing evolving capitalism and democracy. Over the last decades, the pillars of stability seem to have progressively crumbled. However, at the current juncture, the country has the potential to again inform consequential revisions of existing theories.   Rutgers School of Management and Labor... read more