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

Congratulations to Paula Voos who is the recipient of this year's Ernest McMahon—Class of 1930 Award. This award is given for extending the educational resources of the University to the people of New Jersey through their work at SMLR. Paula has implemented weekend and online course offerings and had strong efforts in the development of the new BS degree program in Labor and Employment Relations.  

Barbara Lee has been selected to receive the "Alice Paul Equality Award" from the Alice Paul Institute for her work on behalf of women in the workforce.  The award will be presented on April 28th, 2011. 6:00-9:00 p.m. at The Mansion, Plaza 3000, Voorhees, NJ 08043.  Tickets can be purchased on the Alice Paul Institute website. The awards honor individuals from any industry or field who capture the spirit of Alice Paul, and as a consequence, either directly or indirectly, continue Alice's mission of advancing women's equality in America.