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Klein ’88 Honored for Achievement, Commitment

“ILR taught me to look at the bigger picture,” says 2024 Alpern Award recipient.

Lauren Ezrol Klein ’88
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Weingarten ’80 Reflects on Week at ILR

As the 2024 Alice B. Grant Labor Leader in Residence, ILRie Randi Weingarten spent time at ILR teaching, speaking and meeting with students, professors and university staff.
Randi Weingarten '80
Weingarten ’80 Reflects on Week at ILR

A Gentle Man, With Backbone

Mark Eskenazi’s road to the White House began at ILR.
Mark Eskenazi ’05
A Gentle Man, With Backbone

Music Industry Connects ILRies

Ken Sunshine ’70 has “offered the world to me” as a mentor and advisor, says entrepreneur Drew Speckman ’20.
Ken Sunshine ’70 and Drew Speckman ’20 in Los Angeles, California.
Music Industry Connects ILRies

James Miller Being Honored April 18

The 2024 Groat awardee helps bring opera to the people, and internship, scholarship and professional opportunities to ILRies.
Jim Miller ’88
James Miller Being Honored April 18

A Self-Professed “Late Bloomer” Returns to East Hill

JC Tretter ’13 talks in an interview about broken bones, ruffling feathers, a bum knee, almost quitting football, constant eating, the fun of pro football, what’s next (not lawyering, fyi) and Cornell places he loves.
Joseph Carl "JC" Tretter Jr. '13
A Self-Professed “Late Bloomer” Returns to East Hill

Custodian to National Union Leader: an ILRie’s Journey

An ILR student helped establish the United Auto Workers Local 2300, which now represents Cornell building maintenance and service workers.
Al Davidoff ’80
Custodian to National Union Leader: an ILRie’s Journey

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The ILR community everywhere is continuing to do the greatest good. Each year, ILR alumni, parents and friends come together to support the ILR School to ensure all students have the resources they need to be successful. Each year, the school recruits and retains faculty who are outstanding educators and leading researchers.

Your gift helps ILR remain the preeminent school focused on work, employment and labor. ILR is proud to be developing the thought leaders and practitioners shaping the future of work, and your gift advances this mission.

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ILR School’s New Banner Reflects Its Breadth

Cornell Chronicle
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.
(L to R): Tyler Bonaparte ’25, Patrick Raczka ’25 and ILR Dean Alex Colvin, Ph.D. '99 stand next to the school's new ceremonial banner
ILR School’s New Banner Reflects Its Breadth

Union Days Kicks Off with Keynote by Randi Weingarten ’80

Cornell ILR's Union Days begins Tuesday, March 5, with "Unions, Labor, and Freedom of Expression," a presentation given by Randi Weingarten ’80.
Randi Weingarten
Union Days Kicks Off with Keynote by Randi Weingarten ’80

Malcomb Leads ILR WIDE Undergraduate Research Program

Doctoral student Claire Malcomb supports undergraduate research on diversity, equity and inclusion.
Claire Malcomb
Malcomb Leads ILR WIDE Undergraduate Research Program

Events

Uniting on the High Road A Conference on Economic Justice at the Local Level

Additional conference dates and times: Friday, June 21, 2024 at 9:00am to 6:30pm Saturday, June 22, 2024 at 9:00am to 12:30pm Bringing together activists and leaders working in local and national movements for racial and economic equality, climate justice, worker rights and power, and a strong democracy. In cities across the United States, everyday people are working to transform our democracy by strengthening their voices in local government, shaping an economy that works for all, and reimagining public safety and health. They are organizing locally to imagine and build a new future where people have good jobs, affordable housing, climate justice, and a real voice in the decisions that affect our lives. Join us in Buffalo for Uniting on the High Road, June 20-22, 2024, a conference bringing together leaders, advocates, researchers, and organizers from these broad movements for racial and economic justice and authentic democracy. The conference will include speakers from local and national organizations like PowerSwitch Action, Good Jobs First, ALIGN, Demos, Bargaining for the Common Good, Grassroots Collaborative of Chicago, New Yorkers United for Child Care, and local unions, universities, and partners in government. Come and take part in interactive workshops, field experiences in Buffalo neighborhoods, art performances, and collective artmaking as we learn from each other and imagine future collaboration within and across cities. The cost for this conference is $275.

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Uniting on the High Road A Conference on Economic Justice at the Local Level

Best Practices to Support Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Hiring neurodiverse talent can be very advantageous for employers. Yet, neurodiverse individuals, particularly those with autism, experience higher levels of unemployment and underemployment than both people without disabilities and people with other types of disabilities. This webinar will discuss effective practices and predictors of positive post-school outcomes for transition-aged youth with autism, strategies to improve hiring experiences and outcomes for autistic job applicants, and recommendations to promote disability inclusion within the workplace.
An illustrated image of brains drawn to look like computer wiring
Best Practices to Support Neurodiversity in the Workplace

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