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Every ILRie Has a Story

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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.
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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

Ronald G. Ehrenberg

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ILR’s first Irving M. Ives Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations served for 46 years on ILR’s faculty.

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ILRies Change
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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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Bruyére Honored for Impact

The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology has named Susanne Bruyére a fellow for changing the course of her field and is publishing a book she co-edited about neurodiversity in the workplace.
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Bruyére Honored for Impact

Making It Better

An ILRie who served as an Intergroup Dialogue Project facilitator for three years says the program helps students know they’re not alone and builds capacity for others to not feel alone.
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Making It Better

Chen and Williams Appointed as Fellows

Newly established fellowship positions will benefit the Department of Labor Relations, Law, and History.
Michelle Chen and Charnan Williams
Chen and Williams Appointed as Fellows

ILR Instructor Advises NFL on Diversity Hiring

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Michael L. Huyghue, CALS '84, who teaches a sports business class in the ILR School, has provided recommendations for improving diversity, equity and inclusion in hiring practices and is meeting with each team’s leadership
ILR instructor Michael L. Huyghue, CALS '84
ILR Instructor Advises NFL on Diversity Hiring

Campus Life

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

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If you’re an ILRie, you’ve likely taken a class with Professor Ehrenberg, or at least read his book “Modern Labor Economics.” This story recounts his 26-year journey at ILR. Read more, link in bio. #cornell #ilrschool #ilrie

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Dean Alex Colvin tending the grill at the return of ILR's Hot Dog Day! #cornell #ilrschool #summer #hotdogday

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One family, three ILRies. Congrats to Samantha Kirschner and her parents, also ILRies! Read more, link in bio. #cornell #ilrschool #ilries

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Tune in tonight (10 PM EST / 7:30 AM IST) for Anne Bugayong’s summer Instagram takeover. Follow Anne’s day for the India Global Service Learning Program with the ILR School partner, Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM). To learn more about the India Global Service Learning Program, head over…

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Patricia Campos-Medina ’96, MPA ’97, the Worker Institute’s executive director, is featured in a Cornellians’ story about the institute’s roles as an unexpected wave of labor organizing efforts unfold. Read the story, link in bio. #cornell #ilrschool #labormovement #ilrie

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Mikayla Kibel '22 joined friends on Libe Slope at 4:45 a.m. to watch the sun rise. Seven hours later, at ILR’s commencement recognition ceremony, she was wide awake and beaming. “I’m not tired, just excited.” #ilries #cornell2022 #graduation #ilrschool Read about the ILR Class of 2022 ceremony,…

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