Hollywood history was made on March 30, 2012, as the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) successfully merged to form a single union of media professionals called SAG-AFTRA. On April 10, Roberta Reardon, former president of AFTRA and current co-president of SAG-AFTRA, spoke with SMLR’s faculty and Ph.D. students at Rutgers’ Labor Education Center. Reardon and SMRL Acting Dean Sue Schurman shared details of the successful SAG-AFTRA merger process, while recounting the several previous merger attempts that took place over the decades... read more

May 1, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RUTGERS APPOINTS 22 FELLOWS TO STUDY CORPORATIONS AND THE U.S. ECONOMY Largest Collection of Young Scholars from a Broad Range of Fields NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – As U.S. policymakers continue to discuss the role of the corporation in American society, Rutgers University continues to bring together top scholars to participate in the world’s most comprehensive fellowship program to analyze all aspects of employee ownership and profit sharing. Rutgers University’s School of Management and Labor Relations(SMLR), a recognized world leader in this... read more

Principal Investigators: SMLR Dean Susan J. Schurman and Department of Labor Studies Chair Adrienne E. Eaton Contributing Authors: Rebecca Gumbrell-McCormick, Richard Hyman, Camille DiLeo, Gilma Madrid Berroterán, Sahra Ryklief, Mihai Varga, Verna Viajar The purpose of this report is to review the existing literature on efforts throughout the globe by workers who labor outside the formal labor and employment relations policy framework of their country to form or join trade unions as well as unions’ efforts to organize and represent them. Globalization - the expansion and integration... read more

March 20, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ‘CLOSE, BUT NO DEGREE’ RUTGERS REPORT CALLS FOR POLICY CHANGES TO REMOVE OBSTACLES FOR THOSE WHO NEVER FINISHED COLLEGE Increasing degree attainment can drive economic growth. NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. –  Even in New Jersey’s highly educated workforce, where 44% of adults have at least a two‐year degree, almost a fifth of adults age 25‐64 have started college but never finished. Inexpensive policy changes can enable the state’s agencies and colleges to improve college completion rates in the state and simultaneously meet workforce goals... read more

On March 9, 2012, SMLR Human Resource Management (HRM) students and alumni networked with nearly two dozen, leading companies during the HRM Career Fair. Held in Livingston Student Center's Livingston Hall, the career fair allowed students to receive career advice and opportunities from experts in the HR field. "We received very positive feedback from the companies in attendance on the great job Ellen Weber, HRM's administrative assistant, did organizing the event, as well as the professionalism and quality of our students!" says Len Garrison, HRM's new career services manager. Garrison... read more