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The Worker Institute

Advancing worker rights and collective representation



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The Worker Institute collaborates with many academic, trade unions, NGOs and other organizations that advance workers' rights and collective representation in the workplace; address economic and social inequalities; and work to improve the lives of working people and their communities. Below are some examples.

Labor Centers and Research Institutes (US)
Center for Global Workers' Rights at Penn State
Harvard Law School- Labor and Worklife Program
The Murphy Institute at CUNY
Rutgers University - School of Management and Labor Relations
UC Berkeley Labor Center
UCLA Labor Center
UMass Labor Center
University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign School of Labor and Employment Relations
University of Oregon Labor Education and Research Center

International Labor Research
European Trade Union Institute
Global Labour University
Hans Boeckler Stiftung
Institutions of Historical Dynamics and Economics (IDHE) at ENS Cachan
LEST Institute of Labour Economics and Industrial Sociology
Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL)

Trade Unions and Workers Organizations
Change to Win
Domestic Workers United
European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)
International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
International Transport Workers Federation (ITF)
Model Alliance
National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON)
New York City Central Labor Council
New York State AFL-CIO
Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Trade Union Confederation of the Americas (TUCA)

For a full list of unions and worker centers, visit LaborNet.

NGOS, Social Justice Organizations and Other Resources for Labor
American Rights at Work

Center for Working Families 
Center for Worklife Law

Economic Policy Institute (EPI)
Emerald Cities Collaborative
Institute for Policy Studies
Jobs with Justice
Labor Network for Sustainability
National Employment Law Project
New York Committee for Occupational Health and Safety (NYCOSH)
New York Labor History Association
NYU's Tamimant Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Restaurant Opportunities Center
Western New York Council on Occupational Health and Safety (WNYCOSH)

Western New York Worker Center
Worker Justice Center

Cornell Student Organizations
Cornell Organization for Labor Action (COLA)

Cornell Students Against Sweatshops (CSAS)