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Our flexible, interdisciplinary major lets students pursue a wide range of academic interests and careers.

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Study the workplace comprehensively with the world's highest concentration of workplace faculty.

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Professional Education

Invest in your career by learning from instructors who blend world-leading research with business-tested practicality.

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Every ILRie Has a Story

Carly Powers ’24 reflects on her Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps experience.

 

 

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ILR School Events

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Knowing and Showing: Using Cornell GLI’s Labor Outcome Metrics for Due Diligence

Join us online for the launch of Cornell GLI’s Labor Outcomes Metrics, a new set of 25 quantitative measures to allow regulators, firms, unions and the rest of us to score, track and compare impacts over time.

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Knowing and Showing: Using Cornell GLI’s Labor Outcome Metrics for Due Diligence

Tracking Worker Militancy with the Labor Action Tracker

High-profile strikes and protests have recently garnered national attention. Yet, are worker actions increasing? If so, what demands are being made, and how can we understand their effectiveness? In 2021, researchers at Cornell's School of Industrial Labor Relations sought to provide the answers to these questions through the Labor Action Tracker. The Labor Action Tracker can be used as a comprehensive database of strike and labor protest activity across the United States to better inform and support labor movement activists, policymakers, and scholars about the state of US labor actions today. Please join the Center for Applied Research on Work in conversation with the Labor Action Tracker project leads and special guest Daniel Perez, State Economic Analyst at the Economic Policy Institute, as they discuss the genesis of the tool, how to use it, how it compares to other labor action trackers around the world, and what they see in the data.
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Tracking Worker Militancy with the Labor Action Tracker

2024 Future of Care Work Convening: Forging Connections Across Care

The Worker Institute will host the 2024 Future of Care Work Convening, bringing together advocates, care workers, labor leaders, scholars, and organizers committed to placing care workers' needs and voices at the center of discussions on the future of care work. Building on the energy of the first convening, this year’s speakers, panels, and action sessions will focus on care as a public good, innovative examples of raising standards across care sectors, and building connections across care providers and recipients and paid and unpaid care work.

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2024 Future of Care Work Convening: Forging Connections Across Care

Future of Work Fellowships

The ILR Future of Work fellowship program supports postdoctoral researchers and doctoral students who work with our world-leading faculty on innovative and impactful research projects.

This fellowship program is designed to promote the benefits of strong collaboration between newer researchers and resident faculty members in studying impactful topics related to the future of work. Fellows and their faculty sponsors alike are enabled to address challenging research questions and break out of any stereotypes or default thinking around the future of work.

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“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

A Banner Day!

ILR Spotlight

On May 7, the ILR School officially unveiled its new ceremonial banner. The redesign reflects the school’s contemporary, global breadth while staying true to ILR’s founding principles.

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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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Aristotle, AI and the Data Scientist

Elizabeth Karns launched Integrated Ethics in Data Science in response to what she viewed as a disconnect between statisticians and the high-powered, high-consequence statistical models they are asked to build.
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Aristotle, AI and the Data Scientist

Seniors Kwon, Mackey and Treadwell Named Merrill Scholars

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Three ILRies are among the 42 Merrill Scholars selected based on outstanding scholastic achievement, evidence of leadership and their desire to positively affect the world beyond Cornell.
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Seniors Kwon, Mackey and Treadwell Named Merrill Scholars

Thomas Jones Receives Award Recognizing Inclusive Excellence

Industrial and Labor Relations master’s candidate wins Exemplary Service Award for Advanced Career Graduate Students.
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Thomas Jones Receives Award Recognizing Inclusive Excellence

ILR Fulbrighters Headed to Spain, South Korea

Alexis Fintland ’22 and Grace Kwon ’24 have been awarded Fulbright awards for the 2024-25 academic year.
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ILR Fulbrighters Headed to Spain, South Korea

Campus Life

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