ILR Review

For more than 70 years, the ILR Review has been at the forefront of publishing peer-reviewed research on work and employment relations. The Review, published by SAGE Publications, is part of the Cornell University ILR School, which is regarded as the leading academic institution focused on the world of work.

We are dedicated to international and interdisciplinary research that advances new theory, presents novel empirical work, and informs organizational and public policy.

Contact us at:
ILR Review
242 and 244 Ives East Building
ILR School, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 255-3295

Calls for Papers

Now accepting submissions for a special series on Novel Technologies at Work (PDF, 139 KB)

Now accepting submissions for a special series on Work, Labor, and Employment Relations in the COVID-19 Era (PDF, 142 KB)

Announcing the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) and ILR Review Best Paper Competition. (PDF, 182 KB)

Now accepting submissions for a special series on Industry and Organization Studies, in partnership with the Industry Studies Association (ISA). (PDF, 206 KB)

Current Issue – Volume 74, Number 5, October 2021

A Special Issue on the New Labor Federalism

Data Transparency and Methods in Quantitative and Qualitative Research: Letter from the Editors
Rosemary Batt and Lawrence Kahn


Introduction to a Special Issue on the New Labor Federalism
Janice Fine and Michael Piore, Guest Editors
Labor’s Legacy: The Construction of Subnational Work Regulation
Daniel J. Galvin
State and Local Policies and Sectoral Labor Standards: From Individual Rights to Collective Power
Ken Jacobs, Rebecca Smith, and Justin McBride
Effects of City–State Relations on Labor Relations: The Case of Uber
Gali Racabi
The Future of Labor Localism in an Age of Preemption
Olatunde C. A. Johnson
Misclassification in Construction: The Original Gig Economy
Mark Erlich
Implementing Work Scheduling Regulation: Compliance and Enforcement Challenges at the Local Level
Susan J. Lambert and Anna Haley
Turning Rules into Resources: Worker Enactment of Labor Standards and Why It Matters for Regulatory Federalism
Natasha Iskander and Nichola Lowe

Book Reviews
The Hospital: Life, Death, and Dollars in a Small American Town.
By Brian Alexander. Reviewed by Grace J. Whitfield.
Putting Skill to Work: How to Create Good Jobs in Uncertain Times.
By Nichola Lowe. Reviewed by Andrew Weaver.
Reworking Japan: Changing Men at Work and Play under Neoliberalism.
By Nana Okura Gagné. Reviewed by Charles Weathers.
Crossing Boundaries: Work and Industrial Relations in Perspective.
By Russell D. Lansbury. Reviewed by Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld.
From Collective Bargaining to Collective Begging: How Public Employees Win and Lose the Right to Bargain.
By Dominic D. Wells. Reviewed by Anna Mori.

Indices to Volume 74, 2021