Buffalo Co-Lab advances an equitable economy and democratic community, collaboratively integrating scholarly and practical understanding to strengthen civic action.
Virtual Workplace Health and Safety Series
Learn from and ask questions to a certified industrial hygienist, biologist and chemist and expert on occupational health and safety. These virtual sessions are offered once/month and free & open to the public. Registration is required.
The True Cost of Childcare in Erie County, Phase II
The Cornell ILR Buffalo Co-Lab, Erie County, and child care professionals and advocates are gathering for the announcement of Cornell’s True Cost of Child Care Phase II study. Join to learn more about this call to action for a federal response to our child care crisis.
Two ILRies leading Outreach institutes are informing the national conversation around the historic union organizing shift.
Cathy Creighton, director of the ILR Buffalo Co-Lab, and Patricia Campos-Medina, executive director of ILR’s Worker Institute, have been putting their ILR education and experience to work in roles they now hold at the school.
New Report: Erie County points to Cornell ILR Buffalo Co-Lab analysis on the True Cost of Child Care
Erie County, NY & Cornell University ILR Buffalo Co-Lab released "True Cost of Child Care" — a study of licensed & registered childcare providers to determine the “true” cost of providing quality child care, and what’s needed for an equitable, accessible, and economically sustainable childcare system.
NEW JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Research and Policy Analyst for Equality Initiative - ILR Buffalo Co-Lab, Cornell University
The ILR Buffalo Co-Lab is committed to combatting systemic racial and economic inequities. This person will build collaborations, conduct quality research, and provide education, consultation, insight, and public discourse on policies and practices that can fundamentally reduce inequality in social and economic institutions.
Advancing digital equity: ILR School develops tool to help NYS communities
Today, Community Tech NY and our Cornell University ILR School Buffalo Co-Lab are launching the New York State Digital Equity Portal in partnership with NYS Education Department, New York State Library, and The John R. Oishei Foundation.
The 2022 High Road Fellowship Application has Launched
This fellowship provides paid opportunities for Cornell undergraduate students to participate in research and engaged learning in community-based economic development in Buffalo. Buffalo is home to a rich array of creative organizations tackling rust belt challenges.
In a world where convenience & speed are paramount “[the supply chain crisis is] going to be a long-term problem...shopping locally supports communities & businesses at home," said Art Wheaton, director of WNY Labor & Environmental Programs at Cornell ILR School.
U.S. Taxpayers Bankrolled General Electric. Then It Moved Its Workforce Overseas
GE’s domestic labor force declined by 75% since 1989, according to a new report from the UMass Boston and Cornell ILR. During roughly the same period, GE benefitted from more than $2.2 billion in taxpayer funds.
To have any hope of rising to the existential challenge of climate change, the nations of the world must invest in electric vehicles. Arthur Wheaton says in the U.S., the push will need to come from the government.
NEW REPORT: Engaging the Future of Housing in Buffalo-Niagara
NEW REPORT: Engaging the Future of Housing in Buffalo-Niagara. This report is intended to tell a partial, but data-driven and meaningful story about the state of housing and households in the two-county region.
A Geography of Self-Reported Labor Union Membership in the United States
In honor of Labor Day 2021, and to adhere to our mission of democratizing data, the Cornell ILR Buffalo Co-Lab’s High Road Policy blog is pleased to share a county-level geography of labor union membership for the United States.