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ILR in the News: July-December 2005

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Listed below are highlights of ILR Alumni, Faculty, Staff, and Students in the news.   

Please note that most of the stories are copyrighted by the publisher. 

Members of the ILR community with Lexis/Nexis passwords can go to the Guided News Search Site on Lexis.  Enter the headline title and date.

If you do not have a Lexis/Nexis password but are a member of the CU Community, you can search for the article via LexisNexis Academic Universe available on the CUL Gateway.   For those outside of Cornell, we have provided a link to the publishers web site.

The articles are selected by Stuart Basefsky an Information Specialist and Instructor at Catherwood Library and Director of the IWS News Bureau of the Institute for Workplace Studies(IWS) in the New York City Office of the ILR School.

December 2005

Richard Hurd - December 27, 2005
Chicago Tribune
"Strikers Facing a Rough Landing; Four Months into Walkout by Union Mechanics and Other Workers, Northwest Airlines Appears to Have Achieved an Overwhelming Victory"
- Link to Chicago Tribune 

John Louis Cerrone (Alumnus) - December 25, 2005
The Post-Standard (Syracuse, New York)
Marriage
- Link to The Post-Standard

Kate Bronfenbrenner - December 24, 2005
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Wisconsin)
"A Union Leader for the Global Economy; Professional Workers Must Adapt to Thrive, Junemann says"
- Link to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel    

Harry Katz -  December 24, 2005
The New York Times
"Transit Strike Reflects Nationwide Pension Woes"
- Link to the New York Times     

Lee Adler December 24, 2005
Newsday (New York)
"Q & A; Analyzing Pension Plan's Role in Labor Talks "
- Link to Newsday 

Lee Adler December 23, 2005
Newsday (New York)
"Srike Rolling Again; For Toussaint, key Questions Remain"
- Link to Newsday 

David B. Lipsky and Martin F. Scheinman (Alumnus) - December 23, 2005
Newsday (New York)
Strike Behind the Deal; Getting Things Moving;
Government Official, Mediators Help Rejuvenate Derailed Talks"
- Link to Newsday

ILR School  - December 23, 2005
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (New York)
"Anti-Lead Paint Plan Saluted"
- Link to Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Risa L. Lieberwitz - December 23, 2005
The San Francisco Chronicle (California)
"Wal-Mart loses Suit Over Lunch Breaks;
Oakland Jury Orders Giant Retailer to pay Workers $172 Million"
- Link to San Francisco Chronicle 

Kate Bronfenbrenner - December 23, 2005
The Virginian-Pilot(Norfolk, VA.)
"Local Dissent Couldn't Save Ford Benefits"
- Link to The Virginian-Pilot 

Dennis J. Campagna and  Lee Adler December 22, 2005
Daily News (New York)
"Strike Biggest Challenge In Top Labor Ref's Career"
- Link to Daily News 

Harry Katz - December 22, 2005
Marketplace (Minnesota Public Radio)
"Contract Negotiations to Resume Regarding Transit Strike in New York City"
- Link to Marketplace (Minnesota Public Radio)   

Harry Katz - December 22, 2005
National Public Radio (NPR), Morning Edition
"NYC Transit Workers Persevere in Strike [DP]"
- Link to National Public Radio (NPR)

Richard Hurd - December 22, 2005
National Public Radio (NPR), Morning Edition
"Transit Union Uses Strike in Fight to Retain Benefits"
- Link to National Public Radio (NPR)

Lee Adler December 22, 2005
Scripps Howard News Service
"The Man Chewing on the Big Apple"
- Link to Scripps Howard News Service    

Kate Bronfenbrenner - December 21, 2005
The Christian Science Monitor
"Transit Strike's High Stakes"
- Link to Christian Science Monitor 

Richard Hurd - December 19, 2005
The New York Times
"At Center of City's Transit Talks, a Trend That Tests Union Loyalty to Future Hires"
- Link to the New York Times

Sam B. Bacharach - December 19, 2005
The New York Times
"Little Dignity On the Job, Workers Say"
 - Link to the New York Times

ILR School  - December 18, 2005
The New York Post   
"Riders Rail At Workers"
- Link to New York Post 

Lee Adler - December 18, 2005
Newsday (New York)
"Fight not Just for MTA Workers"
- Link to Newsday

Terry Flynn (Alumna) - December 18, 2005
The Post-Standard (Syracuse, New York)
"She's One Of A Kind Around Here; Chief Learning Officer Terry Flynn Works To Develop Sensis Corp.'s Work Force"
- Link to the Post-Standard 

ILR School  - December 17, 2005
The Ithaca Journal (New York)
"Darts and Laurels"  
- Link to the Ithaca Journal

Kevin Rutherford (Alumnus) - December 16, 2005
PR Newswire US 
"Alliant Diagnostics, Inc. Announces Merger with Pink Sheet Company "
- Link to the PR Newswire

Muriel Watkins (Alumna) - December 15, 2005
Business Wire
"The New York Times Announces Promotion of Human Resource and Technology Executives"
-Link to Business Wire

Sam B. Bacharach - December 14, 2005
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
"Managing Books : Top Business Books"
-Link to Globe and Mail

Harold R. Newman (Obituary) and ILR School - December 14, 2005
The New York Times
Obituary
- Link to the New York Times 

Richard Hurd - December 14, 2005
The New York Times
"Deep Freeze, Not Pay Freeze, A Strike Issue "
- Link to the New York Times

Harold R. Newman (Obituary), David B. Lipsky and Gordon Law  - December 14, 2005
The Times Union (Albany, New York)
Obituary
- Link to The Times Union   

Francine Moccio - December 13, 2005 
 ABC News Now, TOP PRIORITY
"Top Priority, on the Status of Working Women in Nontraditional Jobs and Professions"
Link to ABC News Now, TOP PRIORITY  

Dr. Sharon P. Smith  (Visiting Fellow at ILR)  - December 12, 2005
The Business Wire
"National University Names Dr. Sharon P. Smith Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs"
- Link to Business Wire   

Richard Hurd - December 12, 2005
Los Angeles Times
"NYU Grad Students Keep up Fight; The Private University's Refusal to Negotiate Fuels a Strike That Could Affect Labor at Other Schools"
- Link to the Los Angeles Times

Lee Adler - December 12, 2005
Newsday (New York)
"They'd Pay For a Strike; Transit Union Leaders Ponder Whether Breaking The State's Taylor Law With Walkout is Worth Risk"
- Link to Newsday

Vernon M. Briggs Jr - December 11, 2005
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Letters"
- Link to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution   

Joan Milowe (Certificate in Labor, NYC) - December 10, 2005
Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Florida)
"In Profile: Joan Milowe"
- Link to Sun-Sentinel   

Vernon M. Briggs Jr - December 6, 2005
Ventura County Star (California)
"Underground Economy Growing as Illegal Immigrants Spread out"
- Link to  Ventura County Star  

Stuart Basefsky - December 5. 2005
Daytona Beach News-Journal Online 
"Sound Advice for a Raise You can get More pay, but you have to ask -- Politely"
- Link to Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

Cliff Suggs - December 4, 2005
Buffalo News (New York) 
"Cliff Suggs on Labor Issues"
- Link to the Buffalo News 

Ronald C. Age (Graduate Studies at ILR) - December 3, 2005
Star-Gazette (Elmira, New York)
Obituary
- Link to the Star-Gazette 

Francine D. Blau   - December 2, 2005
The New York Times
"Mothers' Flight From Job Force Questioned"
- Link to the New York Times

Vernon M. Briggs Jr - December 2, 2005
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri)
"Databank / Quotable"
- Link to St. Louis Post-Dispatch  

Richard Hurd - December 1, 2005
The Houston Chronicle
"Organizational Success; Janitors Joining the Union Ranks; The Move Stands as Labor's Largest Gain in Houston in the Past 25 Years"
- Link to the Houston Chronicle 

Arthur C. Wheaton, ILR in Buffalo  &  CAHRS - November/December 2005
UAW Solidarity, The Nine Line
"Labor Day in Akron, N.Y.; South Koreans study Perry's, Local 686 Relations"
- Link to UAW Solidarity 

November 2005

Christopher Collins - November 30, 2005
PR Newswire US
"Study Finds Superior Performance in Medical and Legal Firms With Effective HR Practices;  Gevity Institute-Cornell University Research Quantifies 15% to 22% Performance Advantage Overall " 
- Link to the PR Newswire 

 ILR Sponsored Film - November 29, 2005
The Buffalo News (New York)
"Screening set Friday for film on Labor Activist"
- Link to the Buffalo News 

Michael Lebowich (Alumnus)  - November 28, 2005
The Business Wire
"Proskauer Rose Names Six New Partners & Three Senior Counsel"
- Link to Business Wire   

Richard Hurd - November 28, 2005
The New York Times
"Union Claims Texas Victory With Janitors"
- Link to the New York Times

Stacey Laura McIntyre (Alumna) - November 27, 2005
The Daily News Leader (Stanton, Virginia)
Marriage
- Link to The Daily News Leader 

John Christopher Hardy (Alumnus) - November 27, 2005
The Post-Standard (Syracuse, New York) 
Marriage (Kathryn Suzanne Honold; John Christopher Hardy 
- Link to the Post-Standard

Arthur C. Wheaton - November 25,  2005
The Buffalo News (New York) 
"GM's Future Awaits Delphi's Fate; If Delphi can Extract Itself From Bankruptcy, General Motors Might Have a Chance to Recover From Years of Bad Decisions  "
- Link to the Buffalo News 

Arthur C. Wheaton - November 21,  2005
The Buffalo News (New York) 
"AFL-CIO Ready to aid Union at Delphi "
- Link to the Buffalo News 

Richard Strassberg & Kheel Center - November 21, 2005
The New York Sun
"Abraham Lincoln's Affair With the Gray Lady"
- Link to the New York Sun   

Kheel Center - November 21, 2005
The Weekly Standard
" Labor's Little Giant; Once There was Something Called the "Labor Vote."
- Link to The Weekly Standard

M. Doris (Alund) Lear (Graduate of Russell Sage Cornell Labor Management Program) - November 20, 2005
The Times Union (Albany, New York)
Obituary
- Link to The Times Union

James C. Stewart (Graduate Work in Labor Relations) - November 19, 2005 Buffalo News (New York)  
Obituary
- Link to the Buffalo News

ILR Extension Program - November 16, 2005
Buffalo News (New York)  
"On the Record / Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005 "
- Link to the Buffalo News 

ILR School "Worker Bees" (Spelling Team)- November 15, 2005
The Ithaca Journal (New York)
"Word Nerds' get Buzzed on Spelling Bee "  
- Link to the Ithaca Journal

Doctor Jane Louise Byrnes (Studies in Labor-Management Mediation) - November 15, 2005
The Post-Standard (Syracuse, New York)
Obituary
- Link to the Post-Standard

 Jim Mullen (Alumnus - MPS Program) - November 15, 2005
Star-Gazette (Elmira, New York)
"People In The Twin Tiers"
- Link to the Star-Gazette 

ILR School & Champion @ Work Award -  November 14, 2005
Buffalo News (New York) 
"New Era, Union Will Receive Cornell Award"
- Link to the Buffalo News 

Vernon M. Briggs Jr - November 14, 2005
Journal Record (Oklahoma City, OK)
"OKC Street Talk: November 14, 2005 "
- Link to Journal Record  

Richard Hurd - November 14, 2005
New York Times Upfront Vol. 138, No. 5, Page 12
"Is Labor Losing its Voice? Once a Major Force in the Nation's Economy and Politics, Unions Have Fallen on Hard Times. Can They Convince a new Generation of Workers That They're Still Relevant?"
- Link to New York Times Upfront 

Vernon M. Briggs Jr - November 11, 2005
Daily Oklahoman
"State Urged to Deal With Illegal Workers"
- Link to Daily Oklahoman 

Vernon M. Briggs Jr - November 11, 2005
Journal Record (Oklahoma City, OK)
"Oklahoma Officials to Target Employers of Illegal Immigrants"
- Link to Journal Record  

Vernon M. Briggs Jr - November 11, 2005
Journal Record Legislative Report (Oklahoma City, OK)
"Oklahoma Officials to Target Employers of Illegal Immigrants"
- Link to Journal Record Legislative Report  

ILR School & Champion @ Work Award -  November 11, 2005
PR Newswire US 
"New Era Cap and CWA Local 14177 to Receive Cornell University ILR Champions @ Work Award "
- Link to the PR Newswire 

Vernon M. Briggs Jr - November 11, 2005
Tulsa World (Oklahoma)
" 'Cheap Labor' is Called Costly"
- Link to Tulsa World (Oklahoma)   

Daniel S. Rothman (Alumnus)- November 9, 2005 
States News Service
"Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (Fletc) Presents 'Honor Graduate Of Year' Award To CBP Officer"
- Link to States News Service 

Daniel S. Rothman (Alumnus)- November 9, 2005
US Fed News
"Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Presents 'Honor Graduate Of The Year' Award to Customs and Border Protection Officer"
- Link to  US Fed News  

Richard Hurd  - November 9, 2005
Pioneer Press (St. Paul, Minn.) 
"Growing Number of Striking Northwest Mechanics Cross Picket Lines" 
- Link to Pioneer Press

James A. Arpante (Certificate ILR Extension) - November 6, 2005
The Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, Massachusetts)
"Arpante Advocates for Workers"
- Link to the Berkshire Eagle 

Joel Landau (Alumnus) - November 6, 2005
News & Record (Greensboro, NC) 
"At-Large Hopefuls air Their Thoughts"
- Link to the News & Record  

 Joseph M. Igoe (attended ILR) - November 5, 2005
The Times Union (Albany, New York)
 "Voters Guide 2005"
- Link to The Times Union 

Christopher Collins - November 4, 2005
PR Newswire US
"Gevity Institute - Cornell University Study Links HR Practices, Employee Outcomes & Firm Performance" 
- Link to the PR Newswire 

 James A. Arpante (Certificate ILR Extension) - November 3, 2005
The Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, Massachusetts)
"Jim Arpante is Realistic, Sensible"
- Link to the Berkshire Eagle   

ILR Buffalo (Champions at Work Award) - November 3, 2005
Buffalo News (New York)
" On the Record / Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005"
- Link to the Buffalo News  

David Carlucci (attended ILR) - November 3, 2005
The Journal News (Westerchester County, New York)
"Clarkstown Hopefuls Talk Housing"
- Link to the Journal News  

Annalee Rosenblatt (Certificate ILR Extension) - November 2, 2005
Portland Press Herald (Maine) 
"Scarborough School Board Slate Crowded; on the Town Council, Meanwhile, Candidates are Running Uncontested for Three Seats"
- Link to Portland Press Herald