Conference and Book Launch for Informal Workers and Collective Action: A Global Perspective

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.

Rutgers’ Center For Innovation In Worker Organization at SMLR Hosts ‘Bargaining For The Common Good’ Convening

Photo of teachers' unions convening about the common good.

On May 21-22, Rutgers' Center for Innovation in Worker Organization (CIWO) at the School of Management and Labor Relations hosted a two-day convening on “Bargaining for the Common Good” in collaboration with the New Jersey Education Association and the National Education Association. Building strong partnerships between labor and community organizations to improve schools and communities was the goal of the two-day meeting, which brought together local NEA teachers’ unions from their NE region, community organizers, and public education advocates.

SMLR Conference Addresses The World Economy

The evolution of the global economy has entered a new phase. As national boundaries have become more permeable and businesses’ local moorings loosened, increasingly transnational competition has challenged labor market institutions, triggered political realignments, and shifted firm-level tasks worldwide. Given that China has been at the center of markets’ global integration, it provides an important entry point to a debate on transregional trends.