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Stories that feature our work amongst our communities in New York, the US, and the world, and invitations to join the change we're making to the world of work.

Diversity Equity and Inclusion

Service Animals in Business

Business owners and employees can learn best practices for welcoming service animals into public places using resources from the Northeast ADA Center that are aimed at the concerns of small- and medium-sized businesses. These resources include a new website and a free webinar.
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Service Animals in Business

Funding Offered for Disability Inclusion Workplace Initiatives

Ten percent of adults ages 21–64 in the United States have a disability, but most U.S. workplaces struggle to reflect this diversity. The WorkABILITY Innovation Lab offers grants to enhance workplace inclusion.
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Funding Offered for Disability Inclusion Workplace Initiatives

Making It Better

An ILRie who served as an Intergroup Dialogue Project facilitator for three years says the program helps students know they’re not alone and builds capacity for others to not feel alone.
David Moore '22
Making It Better

ILR Instructor Advises NFL on Diversity Hiring

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Michael L. Huyghue, CALS '84, who teaches a sports business class in the ILR School, has provided recommendations for improving diversity, equity and inclusion in hiring practices and is meeting with each team’s leadership
ILR instructor Michael L. Huyghue, CALS '84
ILR Instructor Advises NFL on Diversity Hiring

In-person NYC Workshop: Gender Based Violence and Harassment: The Union’s Role in Prevention, Intervention and Cultural Change

Join us in NYC on June 15 and 21, 2022. The resurgence of the #MeToo movement, resurgence in anti-transgender legislation across the country, and the continued impacts of the pandemic have challenged unions to take on issues of gender-based violence.
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In-person NYC Workshop: Gender Based Violence and Harassment: The Union’s Role in Prevention, Intervention and Cultural Change

Restorative Record Project Launched

New initiative and accompanying web-based tool helps employers see beyond criminal records of applicants and into the skills applicants would bring to jobs.
Jodi Anderson Jr.
Restorative Record Project Launched

Scheinman Institute and CDC Partner on New Diversity and Inclusion Program

The Scheinman Institute provided diversity and inclusion training for CDC employees in a new program.
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Scheinman Institute and CDC Partner on New Diversity and Inclusion Program

ILR WIDE Launches

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The ILR Workplace Inclusion and Diversity Education program, seeded by a gift from Tim Wentworth '82 and his wife, Robin Wentworth, will develop and deliver innovative teaching methods, conduct research and develop partnerships with leading organizations.
Tim Wentworth '82
ILR WIDE Launches

Watch the Recording: Equity in Focus Webinar Series

On February 24th, the Worker Institute and the Women's Bureau of the US Department of Labor held the first webinar in the Equity in Focus: Job Creation for a Just Society Webinar Series.
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Watch the Recording: Equity in Focus Webinar Series

Cultural Audits Support Workplace Equity

Basic training isn’t enough to stem sexual harassment in the workplace, cultural audits are needed to measure the “pulse” of organizations, according to KC Wagner.
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Cultural Audits Support Workplace Equity

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

Advancing Global Employee Relations Skills

The Scheinman Institute worked with a major global software provider to better understand and adapt to the diversity of its employees' customs, cultures, and local policies.
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Advancing Global Employee Relations Skills

Diversity and Inclusion Workshops in High Demand

To meet the needs of of a changing societal and workplace landscape, the Institute's diversity and inclusion workshops are extremely popular.
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Diversity and Inclusion Workshops in High Demand

COVID-19 and the ADA

ILR’s Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability answers the most commonly asked questions about COVID-19 and the ADA.
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COVID-19 and the ADA