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

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (January 16, 2019) – Police officers, teachers, healthcare workers, and other government employees have contributed to a 25 percent increase in public sector union membership across New Jersey over the last three decades, according to a report issued today by the Labor Education Action Research Network (LEARN) at the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations. The report finds private sector union membership has gone in the opposite direction, plunging more than 40 percent since the late 80’s except for strong growth in the construction industry. “Employer... read more

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (January 8, 2019) – President Trump reinstated and expanded the global gag rule with the goal of reducing abortions, but new research suggests the policy could do the opposite. A study by Rutgers University Professor Yana Rodgers finds that women in Latin America and Africa were up to three times more likely to have an abortion when the rule was in effect under President George W. Bush. The findings appear in Rodgers’ new book, The Global Gag Rule and Women’s Reproductive Health, published by Oxford University Press. “The global gag rule causes more... read more

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (December 6, 2018) – The New Jersey/New York Center for Employee Ownership at the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) and the Democracy at Work Institute today announced a new program to help organizations increase engagement and productivity by giving a voice to rank-and-file workers. Modeled on the successful strategies used by many employee-owned companies, the Participatory Management Certificate Program can help businesses boost their bottom line. “When employees participate in decision-making and understand how their organization creates... read more