The Value of Being Partners
ILR understands the value of partnerships. Whether the arrangement to share expertise and resources is formal or casual, affiliations with other institutions enlarge the world of knowledge and opportunities for faculty and students, labor and management clients, and other ILR constituents. Partnerships also extend ILR's outward reach by making available our intellectual and tangible assets to far-flung beneficiaries.
Types of Partnerships ILR Forms
Many faculty engage in joint research with colleagues outside ILR while others work collaboratively with practitioners in the field. Catherwood Library is the official repository for workplace-related government documents and union archives. Students and staff pursue internships with public- and private-sector partners. Education, information exchange, dialogue, and discovery are the byproducts of these partnerships.
Meet Some of ILR's Partners
Check out our partners below and visit the ILR sites listed to the right to learn more.
- International Labour Organisation (ILO)
The ILO's focus on social justice and human and labor rights intersects with matters of concern to ILR. The partnership arrangement between ILR and the ILO, a U.N. agency headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, offers students, faculty, and professional staff opportunities for study, dialogue, and research on issues central to their shared values.
- European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (EF)
The quality of living and working conditions and labor-management relations lie at the heart of the European Foundation's work. A body of the European Union that includes labor, management, and government, the Foundation has a partnership with ILR that facilitates an exchange of students and scholars to enrich research, education, and sharing of information.
Advancing competitive employment and training opportunities for persons with disabilities is the goal of the Global Applied Disability Research and Information Network (GLADNET). GLADNET is a network of universities, research centers, unions, government agencies, and disability advocacy organizations that fosters collaborative applied research and Internet-based information exchanges. GLADNET is one of many partners of ILR's Employment and Disability Institute.
- Global Labor Institute
Economic globalization poses new challenges for the labor movement worldwide. The Global Labor Institute brings together officers, staff, and activists from national and international unions so they can stay abreast of economic forces and devise responsive strategies.