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Buffalo Co-Lab advances an equitable economy and democratic community, collaboratively integrating scholarly and practical understanding to strengthen civic action.

The State of Black Buffalo, a Discussion with Dr. Henry Louis-Taylor

Join the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site and the ILR Buffalo Co-Lab High Road Fellowship to hear from Dr. Henry Louis-Taylor on The State of Black Buffalo.
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The State of Black Buffalo, a Discussion with Dr. Henry Louis-Taylor

Two ILRies leading Outreach institutes are informing the national conversation around the historic union organizing shift.

Cathy Creighton, director of the ILR Buffalo Co-Lab, and Patricia Campos-Medina, executive director of ILR’s Worker Institute, have been putting their ILR education and experience to work in roles they now hold at the school.
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Two ILRies leading Outreach institutes are informing the national conversation around the historic union organizing shift.

Buffalo High Road Fellow Honored for Local Community Impact

Congratulations to Buffalo High Road Fellow, Victor Rosas.
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Buffalo High Road Fellow Honored for Local Community Impact

Research and Policy

High Road Policy
An ILR Buffalo Co-Lab Initiative

High Road Policy contributes actionable insights to contemporary policy and political discourses in and beyond the regions and communities of Upstate New York.

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Read the Blog

Buffalo Commons

The Partnership for the Public Good and Cornell University have created a public commons for collective knowledge sharing, impactful applied research, and public policy development. Buffalo Commons is both an in-person platform, fostering these relationships and an online tool, sharing the knowledge of the local area via reports, policy briefs, fact sheets, radio shows, and artistic expressions. Collaborative and democratic in design and purpose, Buffalo Commons hosts a diverse network of faculty, students, practitioners, and community partners.

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Good DEEDs

Data for Equitable Economic Development and Sustainability, or Good DEEDS, is an initiative of the Cornell University School of Industrial Labor Relations (ILR) Buffalo Co-Lab. When fully operational, Good DEEDS will function as a public data repository coupled with High Road Policy, a quarterly issue memorandum and continuous blog.

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COVID-19 Response

Buffalo Commons virtual convening support, upcoming virtual workshops, blog posts, and opportunities to submit research requests and to help us document stories of community groups taking the lead in a time of crisis.

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2019 High Roaders at Northland Workforce Training Center

Student Opportunities

We offer two paid fellowship programs in Buffalo as well as courses on our Ithaca Campus.

  • High Road Fellowships
  • Democracy Summer Fellowships
  • On-Campus courses

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Education and Training

We offer programs designed to train union leaders and those aspiring to lead in organized labor relations.

We also offer specialized training in Health and Safety for inspection and risk assessment, as well as information for practitioners to create safe work places.

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Programs for Unions and Labor Professionals

These courses and certificates are designed to train union leaders and those aspiring to lead in organized labor relations.

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Learn more about training for unions and labor professionals
Workplace Health and Safety

Scientific and Technical Expertise Applied to the Work Environment

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Workplace Health and Safety
Learn more about programs in workplace health and safety