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We Asked ILRies:
How will ILR
Impact the Future?

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Colin Benedict ’21
Read What They Say
Work and the Coronavirus Hub
Providing resources and analysis to understand how COVID-19 affects work, labor and employment.
Work and the Coronavirus Hub
Work and the Coronavirus Hub

“My time at the ILR School helped me understand both labor and management perspectives, which has proven to be a solid foundation for my career.”

– Rob Manfred, Commissioner of Major League Baseball

Faculty Spotlight

Rosemary Batt

Faculty Member

Rosemary Batt is the Alice Hanson Cook Professor of Women and Work at the ILR School.

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ILRies Change
the Future of Work.

Learn about ILR's impact
Learn about ILR's impact
Catherwood Library

The Martin P. Catherwood Library is the most comprehensive resource on labor and employment in North America, offering expert research support through reference services, instruction, online guides and access to premier collections.

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ILR in the News

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More Training, Fewer Layoffs: Research

Employees who benefit from greater investments in training and development opportunities are less likely to face workforce reductions and layoffs when companies face financial hardship, says Associate Professor Rebecca Kehoe.
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More Training, Fewer Layoffs: Research

Research Project on Worker Organizing Announced

“Achieving Greater Worker Voice, Equity, and Mobility: A Multi-Industry Study of Organizing Efforts and Their Outcomes,” will be led by Labor Education Research Director Kate Bronfenbrenner and MIT Professor Thomas A. Kochan.
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Research Project on Worker Organizing Announced

Creighton, Saleh are 2021-22 Engaged Learning Fellows

Cathy Creighton, Buffalo Co-Lab director, and Matthew Saleh, Yang-Tan Institute research associate, have been named two of Cornell’s 2021-22 Faculty Fellows in Engaged Learning.
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Creighton, Saleh are 2021-22 Engaged Learning Fellows

Cartoons About Disability Will Educate Children

Familiarizing children with disability is the goal of a Northeast ADA Center video project launching this summer and aimed at students in kindergarten through third grade.
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Cartoons About Disability Will Educate Children

ILR Podcast Addresses New Work-Life Realities

IBM executive Carla Grant Pickens joins ILR Dean Alex Colvin and ILR Associate Professor Vanessa Bohns on the latest episode of WORK! to discuss what has been learned during the pandemic about workplace conflict and the role of influence.
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ILR Podcast Addresses New Work-Life Realities

Campus Life

A view of student life at Cornell University's ILR School in Ithaca, NY.

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Views of the slope! #cornellilr #cornell

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ILR is co-sponsoring "In Praise of Being Black and Alive: A Conversation between Danté Stewart and Cole Arthur Riley." Join the Cornell community for the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Lecture on Feb. 3. The speakers will lead a conversation on how their work is both inspired by and…

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@bingaleedingalee can't wait to have students back in spring semester! See you all soon! #cornell #cornellilr

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ILR Labor Education Research Director Kate Bronfenbrenner is co-leading a national research project on U.S. worker organizing efforts. Read more, link in bio. #cornell #cornellilr

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A little throwback to Sunny Ithaca! Safe travels back to campus!

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Take a moment to check out the Cascadilla Gorge on the way to campus from Collegetown.

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