SMLR Events - May 26, 2016 Summary

Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) held its 13th annual Convocation at the Louis Brown Athletic Center on May 14, 2016. More than 450 students attended the event, with a total of 800 students receiving their degrees from SMLR. Dean James Hayton led the ceremony. Read more and view photos on Facebook.


On May 13, SMLR’s Labor-Management Conference brought together more than 60 lawyers, human resource practitioners, labor representatives, students, and faculty to discuss recent, pending, and potential changes to labor and employment law. ... Read more.  




On May 12, 2016, Rutgers' Center for Innovation in Worker Organization (CIWO) convened local and national labor unions, worker centers, community organizing groups, and civic tech innovators for a day-long meeting at the National Education Association in Washington, DC, focused on innovation in membership building. ... Read more.  


Germany is tapping the expertise of Rutgers SMLR to inform national policy recommendations on the future of work. State Secretary Thorben Albrecht and a delegation from the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs met with students and faculty members in Piscataway between stops in Boston, Washington and New York City in May 2016. Albrecht and his team are also exploring the future of collective bargaining, occupational safety and health, and the rapidly-expanding “gig economy,” in which companies use contract workers instead of employees. ... Read more.


A record 100,000 visitors came to the university's campuses to view our offerings during Rutgers Day on April 30, 2016. SMLR's activities were held on the Busch Campus, where hundreds of people took quizzes for the opportunity to earn prizes, enjoyed our photobooth, and learned more about our programs. ... Read more.



Professor Saul Rubinstein and John McCarthy, IRHR ’14’s 2014 study on long-term collaborative partnerships between teacher unions and management was central to the Northeast TURN and New Jersey Collaborative School Leadership Initiative Conference held on March 18-19, 2016 at the Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center. The conference brought together more than 70 educators and members of teacher associations from districts across several northeastern states to further discuss ways to cultivate a culture of collaboration at their school sites. ... Read more


As national boundaries have become more permeable and businesses’ local moorings loosened, increasingly transnational competition has challenged labor market institutions.  In an effort to advance strategic partnerships and tackle issues related to the worldwide governance of labor, Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations held a Global Transformation of Work Conference on March 16-18, 2016. ... Read more


On April 11, 2016 the New Jersey Health Care Talent Network (NJHCTN) held its annual health care summit at the Rutgers Student Center in New Brunswick. The event brought together approximately 200 health care professionals, employers, educators, and local high school students to learn about careers and developments in the health care industry. ... Read more



Rutgers University Society for Human Resource Management addressed "the business of HR” during its 12th annual business conference held on April 8, 2016 at Rutgers’ Livingston Student Center. More than 200 HR professionals, School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) students, professors, and alumni attended the event to listen as guest speakers gave insight into HR’s future. ... Read more.