Buffalo Co-Lab advances an equitable economy and democratic community, collaboratively integrating scholarly and practical understanding to strengthen civic action.
A Conversation with Jennifer Abruzzo, President Biden’s General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board
Please join Cornell University ILR Buffalo Co-Lab on June 6, 2023, from 10-12:30pm for an in-person discussion with featured speaker, Jennifer Abruzzo, General Counsel, NLRB alongside leaders in the Labor Movement with ties to Buffalo.
Regional Town-Gown Conference Focuses on Labor, Employment
Community leaders and ILR School experts discussed issues such as childcare, remote and hybrid work, and housing and demographic trends at the Regional Town-Gown Conference, held April 18 at the Hotel Ithaca.
As part of its on-going public impact mission and “data democratization” initiative, the Buffalo Co-Lab has launched the Cornell ILR Eviction Filings Dashboard for New York, a tool designed to help citizens, policymakers and nonprofits more easily visualize where eviction filings have occurred since 2018.
The High Road Fellowship is one of the most successful, competitive and longest-running engaged-learning programs at Cornell University. So, what makes someone an ideal candidate for the High Road Fellowship?
The Cornell ILR Wage Atlas, a new tool out of the Buffalo Co-Lab, shows who in New York state earns living wages and where, helping policymakers and other stakeholders to understand patterns of inequality.
WNYCOSH, COEM, and CORNELL ILR Host Forum on Opioids and Work
Opioids have been in the headlines for decades regarding the devastation they’ve caused to individual lives, families and communities. Whether through workplace exposures or injuries, work has been a significant contributor to the waves of the opioid epidemic.
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.