News

SMLR News

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (June 24, 2020) – The Rutgers Center for Innovation in Worker Organization (CIWO), with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, today expanded a nationwide initiative to elevate more women and people of color—especially women of color—to leadership positions in unions, worker centers, and community-based organizations. The expansion comes at a critical time in the worker justice movement, as the COVID-19 pandemic reveals the depth of social and economic challenges facing low-wage workers and their families. “With COVID-19 disproportionately impacting Black communities... read more

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (June 22, 2020) – The Rutgers NJ/NY Center for Employee Ownership (NJ/NYCEO), with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, today announced a new program designed to preserve minority and women-owned businesses, save jobs, build employee wealth, and strengthen local economies affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The nationwide initiative centers on employee ownership strategies that enable business owners to sell the enterprise to their employees.  “A large percentage of retiring business owners have no succession plan and no family members willing to take over,”... read more

Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations faculty and staff are sharing their expertise on the changing nature of work, employment, and labor as affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.    Rutgers experts discuss disproportionate impact of pandemic on people of color November 5, 2020 The Daily Targum quotes Debra Lancaster of the Center for Women and Work.  How the Pandemic is Changing the Future of Work(ers) November 5, 2020  Rutgers Today publishes a Q&A with Adrienne Eaton, who serves on New Jersey Governor Phil... read more

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (March 31, 2020) – New Jersey’s home health aides are caring for seniors and people with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic, while earning an average salary of just $25,000 per year, according to a report released today by the Center for Women and Work at the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations. Since home health aides and other domestic workers are predominantly women, their low wages help to explain why the gender wage gap persists in New Jersey and across the U.S.   “With all of the attention rightly focused on our incredible doctors, nurses... read more

SMLR Career Services Spring 2021 Webinar Series Please check back soon for the Spring 2021 SMLR Career Services webinar schedule.. Questions? Email SMLR Career Services SMLR Career Services Recorded Information Sessions Unable to make it to a virtual information session? Check out our recordings of past events!   October 20, 2020 - NJ Transit Information Session November 10, 2020 - Management Trainee Panel