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Every ILRie Has a Story

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Expanding Essential Unemployment Coverage in New York State

December 6

This webinar will explore the critical issue of how best to expand essential unemployment protections for those ineligible for traditional unemployment insurance in New York state, with a focus on creating a permanent unemployment compensation fund that builds on the landmark Excluded Worker Fund enacted in 2021.

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New York at Work 2022 is a resource for policymakers and the public

Outreach Report

ILR Outreach expertise, research-based data and policy analysis on issues affecting workers, employers, unions and communities is featured in annual report.

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Cornell Impacts New York State

“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

Alex Kowalski

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Q&A: Get to know more about one of ILR’s four new faculty members.

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ILRies Change
the Future of Work.

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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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Global Apparel Supply Chain Factory Workers Walk When Wage Codes Are Violated

Research from Professor Sarosh Kuruvilla shows that factory workers in the global apparel supply chain are more likely to quit over low wages than other poor working conditions.
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Global Apparel Supply Chain Factory Workers Walk When Wage Codes Are Violated

Scheinman Institute Driving Diversity Initiatives

Barriers that keep people of color and women from entering the arbitration profession are being challenged by Scheinman Institute research, teaching and outreach.
Katrina Noble
Scheinman Institute Driving Diversity Initiatives

Scheinman Institute Helps Launch Arbitration Career

The Labor Arbitrator Development Program helped Sarah Miller Espinosa '95 move to a profession that sets a high bar for newcomers.
Sarah Miller Espinosa ’95
Scheinman Institute Helps Launch Arbitration Career

Peer Mentors Welcome New ILRies

Building a safe, welcoming and supportive environment for new ILRies is the purpose of a student-focused program.
LindaRose Piccolo '24
Peer Mentors Welcome New ILRies

Fath and Zhang Awarded Grants

Faculty members will study Black employee allyship and compensation for family caregivers.
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Fath and Zhang Awarded Grants

Campus Life

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

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Introducing our first set of senior ambassadors! Meet Salima, Jassa, and Patrick! #cornell #cornellilr

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A #alumnispotlight with Michaela Posner ‘18!

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Spencer Thieme ’24 was a 2022 Buffalo Co-Lab High Road Fellow. “I learned about the history and politics of Buffalo with a cohort of fellows from Cornell. At my placement, Frontline Arts Buffalo, I worked to identify disparities in arts and cultural funding.” Read more about ILRies’ summer…

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The ILR Global Gallery returned Tuesday for the first time after a 2 year hiatus! ILRies shared their experiences abroad and their international engaged research projects in India, Zambia, and Vietnam. Check out the gallery in the Catherwood Library Atrium today! 🌍 #cornellilr #globallearning …

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Views from Ives! ❄️ #ilrschool #cornell #snow #ithaca

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Last Friday, ILRies participated in the 20th Annual ILR Labor Roundtable. Students were able to engage in in-depth conversations about social justice, the labor movement, leadership, unions, and much more with some of the top leaders in the field! #cornellilr #cornell #labormovement #socialjustice

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