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SMLR’s Center for Innovation in Worker Organization (CIWO) Partners with Georgetown University on the WILL Empower project By Steve Flamisch The Center for Innovation in Worker Organization (CIWO) at the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations is teaming up with Georgetown University on a multi-year project to increase women’s leadership in the labor movement. Left to right: Marilyn Sneiderman, Lane Windham, Sheri Davis-Faulkner, Joe McCartin Supported by a combined gift of more than $1.5 million from the Berger-Marks Foundation, WILL... read more

SMLR Professor Mingwei Liu, co-director of the Center for Global Work and Employment, and Can Ouyang, Ph.D. student at Cornell University, won the Best Paper Award in Emerging Economies Research of the Academy of International Business (AIB). Their paper was titled, "From South to North: Institutional Pressures and Strategies of Emerging Market MNCs in Developed Economies."  The award was granted at the Annual Meeting of AIB in Dubai, UAE, July 2-5, 2017. AIB is the leading association of scholars and specialists in the field of international business. ... read more

SMLR’s Center for Work and Health and Labor Education Action Research Network (LEARN) co-sponsored a conference, What’s Next for Healthcare in New Jersey? was held on June 16th at Rutgers Labor Education Center. Several leading guest speakers led an exploration of the rising cost of healthcare in the Garden State, how it affects collective bargaining, what other states are doing to fix the problem, and what we can do here in New Jersey. View highlights from this event:     Dr. Adrienne Eaton, SMLR Acting Dean... read more

June 9, 2017 Howard University, Washington, DC   Focus: The panel addressed how women—as the majority of low-wage workers, and who comprise 47% of union members, offer enormous potential to organize a platform for the resistance. Specifically, how the workers’ movement can harness the outrage that women displayed during the Women’s March and impact the current political landscape to benefit workers and improve workers’ rights. Partners/Panelists: Lane Windham, Associate Director and WILL Empower Director, Kalmanovitz Initiative at Georgetown University Sheri Davis-... read more

June 5-9, 2017 Penn Stater Conference Center, State College, PA   Focus: Strengthening individual leadership for union and partner organizational leaders in the Mid-Atlantic states. Second week of three-week cohort which includes: personal leadership, organizational strength, and movement building. Partners/Sponsors: National AFL-CIO with curriculum developed with the labor education programs at Penn State University, Rutgers University/Labor Education Action Research Now (LEARN) and Center for Innovation in Worker Organization (CIWO), West Virginia University, and... read more