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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

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