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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Rutgers University’s School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) has awarded the 2011-2012 Robert W. Smiley Jr. Fellowship in economic history to Professor Stephen Adams. Adams is an associate professor of management at the University of Maryland System’s Salisbury University Franklin P. Perdue School of Business. He has a doctorate in history from The Johns Hopkins University. He is conducting an historical study of a major U.S. corporation which has had an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP ) throughout its many decades of existence. The Smiley Fellowships in... read more

2011 Convocation Highlights Congratulations Class of 2011 Enjoy some of the highlights. Stay Connected. Post your photos on SMLR Facebook SMLR 2011 Convocation address by Dean David Finegold From Good to Great: Be Fearless, Selfless, Ambitious, Believe Excerpts below... As you, our newest graduates, enter this difficult labor market, I urge you to apply all that you have learned to come up with your own creative solutions to improving the world in which we live and work. Follow the advice of our President who noted that the success of our nation has been built on the... read more

TRENTON — National NAACP head Ben Jealous weighed in against the pension and health benefit bill moving through the Legislature today, saying black New Jerseyans would be disproportionately hurt by the changes.  “We see this same pattern in many states and cities across the nation. Public sector jobs are critical in communities of color and attacks on bargaining rights and health care disproportionately affect our communities,” said Jealous in a prepared statement.   The statement was accompanied by a new report by Rutgers labor relations professor Jeffrey Keefe that... read more

06-06-2011—At 1:30pm on June 2nd, 2011, Eugene McElroy created a record and then pushed a button, scanning the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between The Township of Bloomfield, Essex County, New Jersey and the Bloomfield Maintenance Employees Welfare Association, January 1, 1996 through December 31, 1997. This was the last of over 7,000 public sector collective bargaining agreements documented and scanned by the staff of the James B. Carey Library, School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR), as part of the New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC) Digitization... read more

9:00am- 4:00pm, May 20, 2011 LEARN at Rutgers University Labor Education Center 50 Labor Center Way New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901 Purpose of the Conference: Fiscal crisis in government is real and scope of negotiation is narrow in New Jersey. How should labor unions prepare for such a difficult bargaining environment? This conference is designed for unions representing government workers and offers leading experts’ views on how to bargain in such a difficult fiscal environment. Issues to be covered: What are the key economic challenges (e.g., compensation, pension, and... read more