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Every ILRie Has a Story

Anika Fischer
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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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Two ILRies leading Outreach institutes are informing the national conversation around the historic union organizing shift.

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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“No” vote for Unionizing Second Amazon Warehouse in NYC Seen as Setback that Won’t Diminish Worker Momentum

Shift in labor-management power balance will outlast May 2 loss to the Amazon corporation, ILR experts say
“No” vote for Unionizing Second Amazon Warehouse in NYC Seen as Setback that Won’t Diminish Worker Momentum

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.
Amazon headquarters in Seattle, Wash.
What Happened at the Amazon Warehouse on Staten Island?

“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

Robert Hutchens

Faculty Member

Professor introduced decades of students to labor economics in hopes they would see it as interesting and applicable to the real world.

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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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Investors’ Impact on Health Care Investigated

The financial stability of providers and their ability to serve patients is being threatened by Wall Street, according to new research co-authored by ILR Professor Rose Batt.
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Investors’ Impact on Health Care Investigated

Burton Appointed Joseph R. Rich ’80, M.S. ’86, Professor

A professorship named in honor of an alumni passionate about compensation studies is now held by a faculty member who leads the ILR institute focused on pay.
Diane Burton teaching a class in August of 2021
Burton Appointed Joseph R. Rich ’80, M.S. ’86, Professor

ILR Junior Named Spectrum Scholar

Two-year scholarship, mentorship awarded to Priscilla Natawidjaja ’24.
Priscilla Natawidjaja ’24
ILR Junior Named Spectrum Scholar

Beloved ILRie Remembered

Jerome “Jerry” Alpern ’49, MBA ’50, inspired loyalty across the ILR community.
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Beloved ILRie Remembered

Campus Life

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

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