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We Asked ILRies:
How will ILR
Impact the Future?

Read What They Say
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Read What They Say
Alumni Honored with Groat and Alpern Awards
Russell Hernandez ’88 and David M. Cohen ’73 were feted April 28 at ILR’s annual celebration in Manhattan.

 

 

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Learn more about the event.
“No” vote for Unionizing Second Amazon Warehouse in NYC Seen as Setback that Won’t Diminish Worker Momentum
Two years of pandemic-related worker activism is inspiring change that our community of scholar-researchers is uniquely poised to address.

 
 

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Follow the story
Workers gather together to celebrate the vote's result

Opportunity to Expand the Pie: Katz Op-Ed

Professor Harry Katz urges labor and management to use this moment in history to go rely on collective bargaining for a win-win for both sides.
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Opportunity to Expand the Pie: Katz Op-Ed

What Happened at the Amazon Warehouse on Staten Island?

When a union-free tech giant was upended by a worker-founded union at a Staten Island warehouse April 1, the world was shocked. ILR experts are contextualizing what led to the surprise win and what’s next.
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What Happened at the Amazon Warehouse on Staten Island?

Labor Tracker Serves as Resource

As labor unrest continues to surge, the ILR Labor Action Tracker founded in 2021 continues to provide nationwide information on strikes and other worker actions.
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Labor Tracker Serves as Resource

“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

John Abowd

Faculty Member

The International Statistical Review has published a career-spanning interview with Professor Abowd.

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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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(Don’t) Take a Break

New research from the ILR School shows that students who take a break after high school are are less likely to enroll in college.
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(Don’t) Take a Break

Calco, Falwell Partner with Public History Fellows

Through a new program sponsored by the Cornell Public History Initiative in partnership with the Cornell University Library, Steven Calco and Marcie Falwell of the Kheel Center worked with undergraduate fellows.
Steven Calco in the Kheel Center
Calco, Falwell Partner with Public History Fellows

Zitek, Matteson, O'Connell Win SUNY Awards

Associate Professor Emily Zitek, Associate Professor David Matteson and Graduate Recruiting and Outreach Coordinator Darrie O'Connell have been honored with State University of New York Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence.
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Zitek, Matteson, O'Connell Win SUNY Awards

Global Severance Pay Program Outlined

When apparel factories shut down due to COVID-19, many workers lost their incomes. ILR’s New Conversations Project proposes a model to protect workers.
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Global Severance Pay Program Outlined

2022 Migrations Awards Include Grant for Worker Institute Faculty on Central American Workers with Temporary Protective Status

The 2022 Migrations Awards include a Justice Futures Team Research Grant awarded to Patricia Campos-Medina and more for their project, “Displaced and Uprooted: Stories of Belonging, Central American TPS Workers' Defiant Struggle for their Right to Stay Home in the U.S.”
Patricia Campos Medina with TPS Worker
2022 Migrations Awards Include Grant for Worker Institute Faculty on Central American Workers with Temporary Protective Status

Campus Life

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

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Good morning ILRies!! #ilrschool #cornell #ithaca #bluesky #notsnowing

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A perfect day for some ice cream! #icecream #ilrschool #spring #lastdayofschool

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"The Future We Need" Join ILR's Worker Institute today at 11 a.m. for a book launch and discussion. In-person in our NYC office or virtually. RSVP, link in bio #TheFutureWeNeed

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Once an ILRie, always an ILRie! Read above to learn what ILR Alumni have to say about what the ILR community meant to them in college. #cornell2026 #ilr2026 #cornellilr #ILRie

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