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Washing for Dignity and Safety on the Job:  Workers in the NJ Retail Laundromat Industry

A new report by the Laundry Workers Center and the Cornell ILR Worker Institute examines the work and socio-economic conditions of workers in the retail laundromat industry in New Jersey.  
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Washing for Dignity and Safety on the Job:  Workers in the NJ Retail Laundromat Industry

New Curriculum Will Prepare Students for Future World of Work Challenges

Core strengths of ILR's broad disciplinary major remain as undergraduate curriculum is updated. Incremental implementation of changes begins in fall 2022.
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New Curriculum Will Prepare Students for Future World of Work Challenges

Disability Studies Applied in NYC

ILR credit internships at OPEN DOORS also help students gain professional experience in the arts, grassroots organizing and justice initiatives.
Group of people in NYC holding a night vigil holding signs that say, "Nursing Home Lives Matter".
Disability Studies Applied in NYC

“Once in a Generation Moment” Discussed in Webinar

The course of labor could change dramatically during the Biden administration. On Monday, former U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez and Dean Alex Colvin discussed what’s at play.
Screenshot of eCornell webinar featuring Tom Perez and Dean Alex Colvin
“Once in a Generation Moment” Discussed in Webinar

May 10 Keynote Features Tom Perez

The “Future of Work: Labor in America” event will discuss proposed legislation and labor changes unfolding during the Biden administration.
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May 10 Keynote Features Tom Perez

Labor Action Tracker Launches on May Day

The tool enables a better understanding of the scope of labor unrest across the U.S. by tracking labor actions involving two or more people and distinguishing between protests and strikes, said project lead John Kallas, Ph.D. ’23.
Screenshot of ILR's Labor Action Tracker
Labor Action Tracker Launches on May Day

Buffalo Co-Lab to Host High Road Policy Summit

Elected officials and expert advocates will discuss envisioning and advancing policies that combat racial and economic inequality.
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Buffalo Co-Lab to Host High Road Policy Summit

What’s Ahead for Teachers?

A year after COVID-19 disrupted education, Dean Alex Colvin and Randi Weingarten ’80 will discuss the future of K-12 teaching.
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What’s Ahead for Teachers?

ILRies Impacting Teen Girls in India

Global Service Learning students introduced debate to 44 girls, five of whom are coming to ILR in July for the International Summer Debate Camp.

Estefania Palacios '18, Mysore schoolchildren
ILRies Impacting Teen Girls in India

Supreme Court’s Second Citation for ILR Research

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg cites Professor Colvin’s research on the impact of mandatory arbitration for more than 60 million workers.

Supreme Court
Supreme Court’s Second Citation for ILR Research

Future of Work Report Launches at ILR

International Labour Organizaton and ILR lead discussion with experts from diverse fields.

Linda Barrington, associate dean for outreach and sponsored research in the ILR School, and Richard Samans, World Economic Forum executive director, speak at the ILR School’s event discussing the landmark report issued by the International Labour Organiza
Future of Work Report Launches at ILR

CJEI Employment Empowerment Event

Connecting employers and people with criminal records.

ILR teaches employment rights at correctional facility
CJEI Employment Empowerment Event

Better Data, Better Economy

Groshen, Groves recommend moving Bureau of Labor Statistics to Commerce Department

ILR's Erica Groshen advocates for proactive solutions in the age of driverless vehicles
Better Data, Better Economy

Empowering the Job Search

ILR teaches employment rights at correctional facility

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Empowering the Job Search

Building on Potential

Tech a promising frontier to employ people with disabilities: forum

Pat Romzek
Building on Potential

Advancing the Workplace

Yang-Tan forum highlights innovations for greater disability inclusion

"Technology Changes Everything" in NYC
Advancing the Workplace

Personal and Professional Passion

Personal and Professional Passion

Autism Story Shared

Yang-Tan Institute hosts author of "Life, Animated"

Ron Suskind
Autism Story Shared

Yang-Tan Ties to Tech

Roosevelt Island and Cornell Tech families enjoy Community Day, Aug. 5, 2017.
Yang-Tan Ties to Tech

Combatting Stereotypes

Case of Yang-Tan research cited in brief filed with U.S. Supreme Court

Sarah von Schrader, Yang-Tan associate director of research
Combatting Stereotypes

Fifty Years of Labor-Management Peace

New York City’s Collective Bargaining Law Celebrated

Fifty Years of Labor-Management Peace

ILR Joins Cornell Partners to Build Solutions

Jesse Winter
ILR Joins Cornell Partners to Build Solutions

Personal Stories

Jensen and Blau accept Alpern and Groat awards

Personal Stories

Empowered Doers

Maker Movement Reboots Capitalism for the Masses

Empowered Doers

Radical Collaboration

Radical Collaboration

Growing School’s Entrepreneurial Vision

ILR Executive Education names new leader

Growing School’s Entrepreneurial Vision

Radical Collaboration

ILR institute driving research opportunities across Cornell

Radical Collaboration

Obama’s Legacy

Bigler focuses forum on present and future of National Labor Relations Board

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Obama’s Legacy

Farsighted Leadership

ILR Press Editorial Director Frances Benson receiving award

Farsighted Leadership

Men at Work (and Family)

Worker Institute students and faculty examine caregiving patterns

Worker Institute student research fellows, spring 2016
Men at Work (and Family)

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