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By Anne Sherber The first job that Erik Olsen held after completing his undergraduate degree was in the Business Strategy Group of Abt Associates, which conducts research and performs program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, climate change, and international development and is 100 percent employee-owned. It was, he recalls, a great experience.  Erik Olsen, an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, has received three research fellowships through SMLR’s Institute for the Study of... read more

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (March 7, 2018) – The Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations today announced the launch of a global research hub dedicated to addressing economic inequality through capital shares. The Rutgers Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing will expand the School’s existing research programs, develop promising scholars worldwide, and explore new collaborations, with the goal of building a more inclusive economy for workers and their families. “Our faculty have been deeply invested in building up the academic study of capital shares for the last... read more

By Steve Flamisch Governor Phil Murphy, “a darn proud public school product,” speaks at an education conference hosted by the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations on Tuesday, March 6, 2018.  Attracting the jobs and businesses of tomorrow and growing the state’s economy begins with strong public schools, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy told a gathering of more than 250 educators at Rutgers University—New Brunswick on Tuesday. “Our public schools are one of New Jersey’s greatest built-in advantages and will be a critical part of our renewal and resurgence,”... read more

In late February 2018, the "Bargaining for the Common Good in Higher Education Convening” brought together over 200 labor, community and racial justice leaders representing 50 campuses across the country to strategize about common good bargaining and organizing. The convening included sessions about the theory and strategy of how to build the power to win and transform our campaigns into broader community fights, and how to wage inspiring common good campaigns that connect workers more deeply to their union and increase membership in preparation for the Janus Decision. Cohorts of... read more

By Steve Flamisch February 23, 2018 Published in Rutgers Today   On Feb. 26, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear oral arguments in a case that could drastically change the way public sector unions operate in New Jersey and 21 other states. Dubbed “the biggest labor case of the century” by The Washington Post, Janus v. AFSCME could decide whether unions may continue to charge mandatory “agency fees” to all public employees. Adrienne Eaton, interim dean and professor in the Rutgers School of Management... read more