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.    

Booksigning and presentation by Lewis Maltby on Monday, March 7 at 6 pm to 7:30 pm at the Labor Education Center, New Brunswick.  Open to the Rutgers community.  "Can They Do That? gives Americans important information they need to know about their rights in the workplace. In clear language, Lewis Maltby unravels the sometimes confusing web of laws and regulations that help shape what happens to employees in America." -Fred Feinstein, former general counsel,National Labor Relations Board Can you be fired for not removing a political sticker from your car? Can you be... read more

By John Chadwick When Rutgers decided to offer a minor in Human Resource Management in the spring of 2009, no one was surprised when 240 students signed up for the program. But few would have predicted what happened next: Over the course of two years the enrollment has more than tripled. A total of 827 students are enrolled in the program, which has expanded from 3 to 11 courses. And, the minor may soon become a major run jointly through the School of Management and Labor Relations, and the School of Arts and Sciences. The surge of interest confirms what some have known for years:... read more