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We Asked ILRies:
How will ILR
Impact the Future?

Read What They Say
Colin Benedict ’21
Read What They Say
Read the Winter 2020 Issue
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Read the Winter 2020 Issue
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

Verónica Martínez-Matsuda

Faculty Member

Martínez-Matsuda’s research explores the history of migrant farmworkers in America

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Verónica Martínez-Matsuda
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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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Reconciling Social Rights and Economic Development

International organizations must improve coordination with each other to help governments recover from COVID-19, says Assistant Professor Desiree LeClercq.
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Reconciling Social Rights and Economic Development

Disability Studies Applied in NYC

ILR credit internships at OPEN DOORS also help students gain professional experience in the arts, grassroots organizing and justice initiatives.
Group of people in NYC holding a night vigil holding signs that say, "Nursing Home Lives Matter".
Disability Studies Applied in NYC

“Once in a Generation Moment” Discussed in Webinar

The course of labor could change dramatically during the Biden administration. On Monday, former U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez and Dean Alex Colvin discussed what’s at play.
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“Once in a Generation Moment” Discussed in Webinar

ILRie Named Student-Elected Trustee

Selam Woldai ’23 will serve as Cornell’s next undergraduate student trustee.
Selam Woldai ’23
ILRie Named Student-Elected Trustee

Blau, Kahn Research Wins Award

New research analyzing the gender division of non-market work, comparing immigrant and native-born men and women, honored by IPUMS.
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Blau, Kahn Research Wins Award

Campus Life

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

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Faculty Friday! Get to know Michael Gold, an associate professor of Labor Relations, Law, & History.⁠ ⁠ Professor Gold presently teaches “Labor and Employment Law;” “Employment Discrimination Law;” “Ethics at Work,” which is an introduction to ethical philosophy; and “American Ideals,” which…

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It's virtual Slope Day today May 14 and tomorrow May 15 (two nights of virtual concerts). Congratulations and be safe! #ILR2021 #Cornell2021 ...more at the link in bio

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Need a study break? Catch the sunset from the slope - you won't regret it. Photo by @biedermanphotography

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Congratulations to ILRie Selam Woldai '23, who has earned a spot as Cornell's next student-elected trustee!⁠ ⁠ Read more, link in bio.⁠ ⁠ #ILRschool #Cornell #student #trustee

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The gorgeous Sage Chapel on central campus ✌️🤩. Photo by @biedermanphotography

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“At a time when everyone felt so distant, I worried transferring to a new school would be risky and isolating. Good thing I was coming to the ILR School at Cornell because I have never felt more connected to those around me in my life. The ILR School is truly a special place, and my experiences…

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