By Steve Flamisch Karen White and Yarrow Willman-Cole have spent years educating policymakers about earned sick leave and its potential to help New Jersey’s working families, businesses, and communities. Fittingly, they had the best view in the house when it became state law. Governor Phil Murphy signs earned sick leave into law at the Trenton War Memorial on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. (Courtesy: NJOIT/Governor's Office.) Governor Phil Murphy invited White and Willman-Cole, of SMLR’s Center for Women and Work, to stand with him at the signing ceremony in Trenton on May 2. With... read more

We were joined by Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) supporters and special guests as well as students' families and friends on May 12, 2018 to celebrate the more than 900 students who graduated from the SMLR this year. Highlights from our Convocation brunch and ceremony are captured in the videos below.  read more

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (May 14, 2018) – In companies with an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), the average worker has accumulated $134,000 in wealth from his or her stake, according to new research by professors Joseph Blasi and Douglas Kruse of the Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing at the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations. Blasi and Kruse provided research and policy analysis during the drafting of the Main Street Employee Ownership Act, a bill that would make it easier for retiring business owners to sell to their employees through an ESOP or... read more

By Steve Flamisch Adrienne Eaton, a nationally renowned labor studies expert with 30 years of research and teaching experience at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, has accepted a three-year appointment as dean of the School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR). She has served as interim dean since July 2017. “I am excited to continue leading the school to which I have devoted my career, particularly at this moment when work and employment relations are undergoing a number of important and often problematic transformations,” Eaton said. Eaton researches the complex and... read more

The Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations is pleased to announce that Charles Heckscher has been promoted to Distinguished Professor. This honor is reserved for Rutgers faculty members who have achieved scholarly eminence in their discipline and fields of inquiry.  Charles has been an exemplary member of our Labor Studies and Employment Relations faculty, both as a researcher and educator. His research focuses on organization change and its consequences for employees and unions, and on the possibilities for more collaborative and democratic forms of work. He has authored... read more