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August 19-24, 2018 Hotel Maya, Long Beach, CA   Rutgers University’s Center for Innovation in Worker Organization (CIWO) continued to build and strengthen its relationship with the Interstate Labor Standards Association (ILSA), the national association of the state wage and hour enforcement agencies. ILSA invited CIWO and our partner, the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), to present two skills training sessions on strategic enforcement at this year’s national conference. CIWO and CLASP used this opportunity to pilot two of the six training modules it developed on strategic... read more

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (August 16, 2018) – Viewing salary data causes college students to lower their earnings expectations, but it does not affect their choice of major or their perception of future job security, according to a study by the Education and Employment Research Center at the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations. The study also finds career services counselors are a critical source of guidance for low-income and first-generation college students. “It is one thing to make data available. It is another for students to understand and use the data well,” said Michelle... read more

By Anne Sherber Fidan Kurtulus’ understanding of employee share ownership dates to her childhood, which she spent on a vineyard in Turkey that her parents still operate. “In Turkey, all of the vineyards are a part of an agricultural cooperative,” she says. “At harvest time, they all work to help each other out. The harvest season is short and the grapes have to be harvested very quickly, so the vineyard owners must work together to survive. In agriculture, very often you must rely on your neighbors.” Fidan Kurtulus, an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of... read more

By Steve Flamisch (L to R) Thea Zaferellis, Christopher Ramos, Barry Boeker, Adam Opitz, Yasmin Aminyarr, Adviser William Dwyer, and Ramon Paulino accepted the LERA Chapter Star Award. Two student groups and five faculty members in the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations received prestigious awards from the nation’s top labor and HR professional associations this summer. At the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) meeting in Baltimore, scarlet fireworks lit up the night sky over Camden Yards to recognize the student members of RU LERA for... read more

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (June 20, 2018) – The Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing at the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations, the world’s first academic institute dedicated to researching capital shares and their impact on the economy, today announced the recipient of the 2018-19 George S. Pillsbury Fellowship. Carla Ilten, a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will study the support systems needed for employee share ownership. Charlie Pillsbury established the research fellowship in honor of his father, George... read more