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In the wake of the Ludlow Massacre in the Colorado minefields of 1917, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. created an organization to foster improved employer/employee relations. In 1926, the organization became a non-profit research and consulting organization known as IRC (Industrial Relations Counselors, Inc.). An examination of the ideas in IRC’s

A fierce, inspired beginning A fifteen-month coal miners’ strike in southern Colorado during 1913-1914 culminated in a battle between state militia and strikers, resulting in the strikers’ tent colony being burned to the ground and the death of a dozen women and children. Commonly known as the Ludlow Massacre, the

Innovation Resource Center for Human Resources (IRC4HRSM/TM) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, private foundation with a mission to advance the knowledge and practice of human relationships in industry, commerce, education, government, and nongovernmental organizations. IRC4HR receives most of its income from investments and endowments. This income is used to fund research

What types of research do we fund? Innovation Resource Center for Human Resources (IRC4HR™) funds research on all aspects of HR management and the employment relationship, with a focus on addressing current issues and exploring emerging trends. We seek to fund academically-sound studies that generate practical results and that can

Industrial Relations Counselors, Inc. (IRC), was established as a non-profit in 1926 — with funds donated by John D. Rockefeller Jr. — to promote positive employment relationships and advances in human resources management through consulting, research, and education. In the words of IRC’s original mission statement, these activities will “advance

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