August 20-25, 2017 Double Tree Hotel and Conference Center, Little Rock, AR   This is the national association of all of the state wage and hour enforcement agencies. Rutgers SMLR’s Center for Innovation in Worker Organization (CIWO) has been building a relationship with ILSA over the past year, inviting it to co-sponsor our webinars with the Center on Law and Social Policy (CLASP) on various enforcement topics for agency officials, and inviting its President to a major convening at the Open Society Foundations in March of key federal, state and local labor agencies and... read more

Building the Bench (BTB) and Membership and Sustainability Convening August 7-9, 2017 Tommy Douglas Conference Center, Silver Spring, MD   Joint Session Goals: To share what we are doing and learning about growing powerful, leader-ful membership organizations of low-wage workers including how to engage and sustain those members and leaders. Look closely at distributed leadership models that have been used successfully in electoral settings and see what is applicable or useful in our organizations. To generate insights and new ideas about developing models and... read more

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (July 17, 2017) – The overall voter turnout rate for people with disabilities was about 6 percentage points lower than the rest of the population in the November 2016 elections, but the turnout rate for employed people with and without disabilities was virtually identical, according to a report released today by the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations. Among eligible voters, overall reported turnout was 55.9 percent for people with disabilities and 62.2 percent for people without disabilities – a gap of 6.3 points. However, among eligible voters with a job,... read more

A National Accelerator Healthcare Apprenticeship Conference was held on July 24, 2017 to build apprenticeships within the healthcare industry for employers and prospective participants. Leading experts from the State of New Jersey, Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR), and the healthcare industry participated as guest speakers and highlighted opportunities for partnerships with education and training providers. Current and former apprentices also took the stage at the Rutgers University Inn & Conference Center to share their success stories. Several... read more

On June 25, 2017, the Center for Global Work and Employment and the Business School of East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST) jointly held an event formally launching SMLR’s Master Courses Certificate Program for international MBA students of ECUST. SMLR Chair of the Department of Human Resource Management William G. Castellano and ECUST Business School Associate Dean Professor Lujin Huang signed the agreement onsite. Professor Castellano also gave a keynote speech to more than 400 participants of this event. According to this agreement, SMLR will offer six 2-... read more