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PISCATAWAY, N.J. (April 30, 2019) – In the first-ever national study of low-income and moderate-income workers at employee-owned companies, researchers discovered employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) enable families to significantly increase their assets, shrinking—though not eliminating—gender and racial wealth gaps. The research by the Rutgers Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing suggests employee ownership can reduce wealth inequality in the U.S. “The top 10 percent of American households own more wealth than the bottom 90 percent combined,” said ... read more

The Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) is proud to announce that Patricia A. (Patti) Lee, SMLR ‘95, Executive Vice President, Global Learning & Development and Chief Social Responsibility Officer for Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, will serve as the school's 2019 Convocation Speaker on Saturday, May 18, 2019.   In her role, Ms. Lee is responsible for team member and franchisee learning, business transformation and events management as well as the evaluation and fulfillment of Wyndham’s global talent management strategy. She works closely with... read more

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (April 1, 2019) – New Jersey ranks dead last in pay equity for Latina women and near the bottom for African-American and white women, while neighbors New York and Pennsylvania fare significantly better in most measures, the Rutgers Center for Women and Work at the School of Management and Labor Relations announced today. The rankings, calculated by the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), highlight the need for greater accountability from employers and additional policy reforms to close the earnings gap. “The typical millennial woman in the U.S. can expect to lose $1... read more

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (January 31, 2019) – Even in states where pro-union Democrats swept into power, any change in party control at the statehouse generally hurt public sector union membership in the post-recession era, according to a study led by Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations postdoctoral associate Todd Vachon and published by the Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society. Working with University of Connecticut sociologist Michael Wallace, Vachon analyzed state-level data to determine how the labor movement fared after the Great Recession and during the rise of... read more

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (January 17, 2019) – The Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) today announced the launch of an Online Professional Master’s in Human Resource Management (MHRM) program for human resource (HR) professionals, managers, and supervisors with 4 or more years of experience who want to advance their careers to senior HR or management positions. The program offers in-depth human resource management knowledge and skills that will distinguish participants from their peers and enable them to communicate effectively with other executives. Graduates of the... read more