Maria Figueroa

Maria Figueroa
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Maria Figueroa

Director, Labor and Policy Research
Labor and Unions

Overview

Maria C. Figueroa is Director of Labor and Policy Research at the Worker Institute, Cornell University-School of Industrial and Labor Relations. Maria's work has involved applied research and technical assistance in the area of low wage and contingent (or precarious) work. She has worked in several projects commissioned by unions, employer groups, government agencies, and private foundations. Maria has more than 25 years of experience in labor and industry research, having worked as a senior analyst and researcher for national and international organizations, including the Teamsters union and the United Nations.

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Maria C. Figueroa, Jeffrey Grabelsky, Ryan Lamare. 2013. Community Workforce Agreements: A Tool to Grow the Union Market and to Expand Access to Lifetime Careers in the Unionized Building Trades, Labor Studies Journal . 38(1).
  • Maria C. Figueroa, Damone Richardson. 2004. Consolidation and Labor in Arts and Entertainment: a Peek at Clear Channel, WorkingUSA . 8(1):83-97.

Book Chapters

  • Maria C. Figueroa. 2017. Building a Green New York: Construction Unions and Community Alliances. in Unions and the City . Ithaca: Cornell ILR Press, 2017. Ian MacDonald.
  • Maria C. Figueroa, Lois Gray. 2017. Film Production Unions Enter New York Politics. in Unions and the City . Ithaca: Cornell ILR Press, 2017. Ian MacDonald.
  • Maria C. Figueroa, Peter Michael Lazes, Arun Karpur, Liana Katz. 2012. Using Adaptive and Disruptive Change Strategies to Create an Integrated Delivery System: Montefiore Medical Center's Experience. in Organizing for Sustainable Health Care. United Kingdom: Emerald Group Publishing, 2012. Susan A. Mohrman, Abraham B. Shani. (21)
  • Maria C. Figueroa, Peter Michael Lazes, Arun Karpur, Liana Katz. 2012. Using Adaptive and Disruptive Change Strategies to Create an Integrated Delivery System: Montefiore Medical Center's Experience. in Organizing for Sustainable Health Care. United Kingdom: Emerald Group Publishing, 2012. Susan A. Mohrman, Abraham B. Shani. (21)

Professional Activities

  • The Green Jobs/Green New York Policy: Lessons Learned. Presented to LERA. Portland, Oregon. 2014.
  • New York Working Women: Socio-Economic Indicators. Presented to AFL-CIO Workforce Development Institute and Cornell ILR-Labor Program. New York City. 2012.
  • Labor issues Affecting Latinos in NYS. Presented to League of United Latin American Citizens. Albany. 2009.
  • The Effects of Technological and Organizational Changes on Employment and Labor Management Relations in the Electronic Media Industry.. Presented to Sloan Foundation. Boston, MA. 2008.

Honors and Awards

  • Leadership Award, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, NYC Chapter.
  • Community Service Award, Teamsters Hispanic Caucus-NY Chapter. 2015
Maria Figueroa

Contact

Ives Hall, Room 197
212-340-2877
(f) 212-340-2822