Linda Donahue

Linda Donahue
people / faculty

Linda Donahue

Associate Director of Government Relations, The Worker Institute
Labor and Unions

Overview

As Associate Director of Government Relations for the ILR School at Cornell University, Linda familiarizes policymakers in New York State with the interests and activities of ILR faculty, keeping in mind the public service mission of ILR. With Union Communication Services, Donahue is one of a team that provides newsletters, books and other information to union activists and worker advocates. Linda's teaching and research interests include women and work, LGBTQ inclusion, labor history, and employment rights. Among publications she has co-authored are The Cost of Worker Misclassification in New York State and All These Years of Effort: 150 Years of Rochester's Central Labor Councils.

Professional Activities

  • LGBTQ workers and unions. Presented to ILR. Ithaca. 2016.
  • Wage Board Protocols. Presented to New York State Senate. Albany, NY. 2015.
  • LGBTQ workers and unions. Presented to ILR. Ithaca. 2015.
  • Program Graduation. Presented to United Way/Rochester Labor Council. Rochester, NY. 2010.
  • Employment Rights. Presented to SUNY Brockport. Rochester, NY. 2010.
  • The Cost of Employee Misclassification in NYS. Presented to NYS Assembly. New York City. 2010.
  • Highlights in American Labor History. Presented to United Way/Rochester Labor Council. Rochester, NY. 2010.
  • misclassification of employees as independent contractors. Presented to New York State Senate Committee on Labor. Albany, NY. 2010.
  • msiclassification of employees as independent contractors. Presented to Interstate Labor Standards Assn. Atlantic City, NJ. 2009.
  • Teaching about Employment Discrimination. Presented to Rochester Teachers Assn. Rochester, NY. 2009.
  • Teaching about Employment Discrimination. Presented to Rochester Teachers Assn. Rochester NY. 2009.

Honors and Awards

  • Irish Labor 10 Labor Education Award, Irish Echo and LIUNA. 2015
  • True Colors Award, Pride at Work, Rochester chapter. 2012