We mobilize the students and researchers at Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations to serve Ithaca and the surrounding region. We use these resources to tackle the challenges of fighting unemployment, winning a living wage and organizing for worker voice.
New research project on autoworkers and electric vehicles
The shift to electric vehicles will destroy unionized jobs, and the quality of the jobs being created and the severity of the disruption to the lives of autoworkers remain to be seen. How can there be a ‘just transition’ that protects autoworkers and creates good jobs?
Unemployment benefits matter: Telling worker stories in the COVID era
As part of the project, "Unemployed Workers in Transition," the Ithaca Co-Lab is collecting stories of workers made unemployed during the COVID-19 pandemic in order to capture a timely, essential and engaging snapshot of America's unemployment benefits system.
18th Transatlantic Social Dialogue Webinar Series 2020
The 18th Transatlantic Social Dialogue (TSD) webinar series took place from April to October 2020 and covered various topics and facilitated conversations about the changes in the worlds of work and policies brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Conversation with ILO Director kicks off Transatlantic Dialogue Webinar Series
The 18th Transatlantic Social Dialogue Webinar Series kicked off with a conversation with ILO Director General Guy Ryder on October 15, 2020. The discussion addressed rising unemployment, the impact of the crisis on migrant and informal workers, the impact of trade agreements on workers, and gaps in social protection.
New Research Project: Unemployed Workers in Transition
The Ithaca Co-Lab launches a research project on workers made unemployed during the current pandemic aimed to find out how supports such as unemployment insurance, social services, retraining programs, mutual aid, churches and charities shape workers' transitions from work to unemployment and back again.
The Fight Against Unemployment: Advocacy and Policy
Cornell students are learning all about unemployment with ILR professor Ian Greer in his course titled The Fight Against Unemployment: Advocacy and Policy being offered this fall semester at Cornell University.
Worker Power, Racial Justice and Mutual Aid Webinar
The Worker Power, Racial Justice and Mutual Aid Webinar brought together numerous local organizers in Tompkins County with national organizers to discuss racial justice and mutual aid during the pandemic held Tuesday, July 28, 2020.
Students and academics in Ithaca virtually joined strikers in Europe to discuss shared injustices and the global struggle and to record statements of solidarity on Thursday, March 5, 2020, international day of mobilization for academic workers.