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From left, Acting Dean Sue Schurman, Ken Howard (SAG's president), Roberta Reardon (AFTRA's president). Amy Aquino (SAG's secretary-treasurer), Rebecca Damon (vice president, SAG's New York branch), and Pete DiCicco (co-facilitator) gather at the 2012 SAG Awards. For the past year, SMLR's Acting Dean Sue Schurman has served as lead facilitator for the merger process between the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA). The two unions have tried to merge twice before but failed to achieve the required 60% ratification vote from... read more

January 19, 2012   EDITOR'S NOTE: ATTENTION BUSINESS, ASSIGNMENT EDITORS to interview the study's authors and researchers from Rutgers' Center for Women and Work and the National Partnership for Women & Families, contact Steve Manas, Rutgers Office of Media Relations, 732-932-7084, ext. 612, or Sadie Kliner, National Partnership for Women & Families, 202-986-2600.   NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – With a growing need for family-friendly workplace policies, a new study commissioned by the National Partnership for Women & Families, with support from the Rockefeller... read more

WHAT: The Center for Women and Work (CWW) at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and the National Partnership for Women & Families, based in Washington, D.C., will convene a conference call to discuss the new study, Pay Matters: The Positive Economic Impacts of Paid Family Leave for Families, Businesses and the Public. WHO: The call will feature the study’s authors who are experts on paid leave: Linda Houser, affiliate fellow, CWW and assistant professor at Widener University; Thomas P. Vartanian, professor at Bryn Mawr College; Karen White,... read more

Professor Dana Britton has recently been appointed as SMLR's Director of the Center for Women and Work. As Director, Professor Britton will enhance the prominence and impact of the Center in New Jersey, nationally, and internationally.   Professor Britton, who received her doctorate in sociology from the University of Texas at Austin, joins SMLR from Kansas State University (KSU), where she has been a professor of sociology since 1995. She also served as executive director of the KSU ADVANCE-Institutional Transformation Program from 2008-2011 and is now serving as executive director of... read more

When electing to take the course, Work, Society, and Quality of Life, Rutgers’ undergraduate students join a dynamic class marked by in-depth group discussions. The culmination of the course—and perhaps most entertaining portion—comes in the form of a multi-faceted final project, involving a simulated testimony to a Senate Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees, and Border Security and a fictitious guest worker bill. On December 6, students in the fall 2011 semester of Work teamed to partake in their final presentation. Highlighted by vibrant, oral arguments and lively cross examinations... read more