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The Worker Institute

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Credit Courses

Cornell ILR offers union leaders, stewards, delegates, activists and staff the opportunity to earn college credit and to gain a strong theoretical and practical understanding of union-side labor relations.

Courses are specifically designed to meet the needs of working adults. Class size is small and structured to build on the knowledge and experience of all participants. Experienced instructors work closely with students to create a positive, personal and comfortable learning environment.

The curriculum provides a comprehensive examination of the changing nature of work, the impact of government policies, and the role of the labor movement in the social, economic and political development of modern society.

The Worker Institute at Cornell offers credit courses through two programs: