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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (November 15, 2017) –The Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations today announced two professional workshops designed to help employers prevent workplace sexual harassment, out serial offenders, and support victims. The school’s Labor Education Action Research Network (LEARN) developed Investigating Sexual Harassment earlier this year as part of a new certificate program, then added Countering and Preventing Sexual Harassment in response to the outpouring of allegations in Hollywood and across the country. Both courses will be offered this winter. “When people... read more

Dr. Arup Varma, one of the first Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management (IRHR) degree holders who graduated in 1996, is being honored this year as the recipient of XLRI – Xavier School of Management’s Distinguished Alumnus Award (Academician). Arup will receive the award during the annual XLRI Homecoming on December 2-3, 2017 in India. Arup credits his SMLR education with preparing him for a successful career. He said: As I reflect on my two decades as an academician, I am reminded of several events and people related... read more

November 2017 November 29th Visiting Professor Binod Khadria traveled to Geneva to speak at a gathering of The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the UN Migration Agency. Khadria, the first-ever ICCR Chair of Indian Studies at Rutgers University, is a member of the IOM’s Migration Research Leaders Syndicate in support of the 2018 Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM). Click here to watch his remarks.       November 18th Michelle Van Noy, Associate Director of the Education & Employment Research Center (EERC), ... read more

The Center for Global Work and Employment and the Business School of East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST) formally launched SMLR’s Master Courses Certificate Program for international MBA students of ECUST. … read more.   The Center for Innovation in Worker Organization (CIWO) has teamed up with Georgetown University to establish WILL Empower, a multi-year project to increase women’s leadership in the labor movement. … read more.   Labor Education Action Research Network (LEARN) has contracted with the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) to produce... read more

SMLR Interim Dean Adrienne Eaton and Distinguished Professor Susan Schurman edited a new book, Informal Workers and Collective Action: A Global Perspective, with Martha A. Chen. The book features nine cases of collective action in a diverse set of countries to improve the status and working conditions of informal workers. Informal Workers and Collective Action book cover Professors Eaton and Schurman set the stage for the book by writing the introduction and conclusion.​​​​​ Professor Janice Fine co-wrote a chapter on "Haitian Migrant Workers in the Dominican Republic... read more