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June 2, 2017 Hilton Anaheim, Anaheim, CA   Focus: The session highlighted the successful campaigns in Boston, Los Angeles, and Chicago between unions and worker centers and how these partnerships can be replicated in other areas around the country. Partners/Panelists: Benjamin Aaron Kreider, Brandeis University—Lessons from the Immigrant Worker Center Collaborative in Boston Lola Smallwood Cuevas, LA Black Worker Center—Building the LA Black Worker Center and Campaigns for Entry and Equity in the Construction Trades Sheheryar Kaohsiung, Warehouse Workers Resource... read more

Rutgers University SMLR Ceremony null More than 450 SMLR students joined their family, friends, professors, and additional members of the SMLR community at the Louis Brown Athletic Center on May 13, 2017 to celebrate a milestone—the completion of their degrees. The event, which marked the school’s 14th annual Convocation, recognized the 890 total graduates from the school this academic year.  SMLR Dean James C. Hayton led the ceremony by first acknowledging the more than 3,000 attendees. “I want to thank all of the friends and family members for the love and support you... read more

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (May 9, 2017) – Rutgers University—New Brunswick and the Consulate General of India in New York today announced the induction of the University’s inaugural Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Chair of Indian Studies, a partnership that will bring esteemed Indian professors to Rutgers to conduct research, teach courses, and strengthen ties with the local Indian community. Currently the only ICCR Chair in the United States, this academic post is a first for both the Consulate and the University. “This partnership firmly establishes Rutgers as a global hub for... read more

Over 120 participants from national and local labor unions as well as racial and social justice community organizations gathered during March 29-31, 2017 at the Tommy Douglas Center in Silver Spring, MD. The convening was hosted by a steering committee of representatives from labor and community organizations, including Rutgers School of Management Labor Relations’ Center for Innovation in Worker Organization, the Action Center on Race and the Economy, and Georgetown’s Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor. The conference... read more

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I – Vermont) cited SMLR research when co-sponsoring a legislative package to boost employee ownership. Studies led by Distinguished Professors Joseph Blasi, the J. Robert Beyster Professor, and Douglas Kruse, the J. Robert Beyster Faculty Fellow, reveal that employee ownership increases company productivity by 4 percent, shareholder returns by 2 percent, and profits by 14 percent. Read the press release here.          The W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research published How Did Employee Ownership Firms Weather the... read more