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“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

Shannon Gleeson

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Shannon Gleeson is an associate professor of Labor Relations, Law and History at the ILR School. Her research focuses on enforcement of workplace protections, the ways in which precarious - especially immigrant - workers mobilize their rights, and the advocacy role played by institutions such as labor unions.

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Faculty Friday! Get to know Shannon Gleeson, an associate professor in the Dept. of Labor Relations, Law, & History. Her research focuses on how bureaucracies enforce workplace protections, the ways precarious workers mobilize their rights and the role that unions play in the process. #ilrschool #cornell https://bit.ly/396QeXv

Today we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his commitment to racial equality and civil rights. His message of non-violence and peaceful protest during this challenging time remains a beacon for future generations. #MLK #CivilRights

Colin Benedict '21, who has worked to widen inclusion for Native American and Indigenous students at Cornell, says ILRs flexibility has broadened his prospects for the future. #ILR #ILRie #Cornell #ILR75 #NativeAmerican #Indigenous https://bit.ly/35mrdVZ

ILRie Mitch Belisle 07 made Big Red history as a lacrosse standout and continues to impact the sport as a businessman. #ILR #ILR75 #Cornell #ILRie #YellCornell https://bit.ly/2LhU0Eh

Mike Bohling '14 says at ILR, You get to know people and they get to know you. When I reflect on my time at ILR, I am most impressed that there was not just an emphasis on learning course material but also learning about yourself. #ILR #Cornell #ILRie https://bit.ly/34OLfIF

Jerry Alpern '49, MBA '50, was a student at ILR the day it opened in 1945. Seventy-five years later, he remains deeply engaged with the school. I will always stay connected to ILR, and Cornell remains a central part of my life, as it has for 75 years and counting. #ILR75 #Cornell #ILRschool #ILRie #anniversary #work https://bit.ly/3ryyk7p