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“Unionization in Big Tech: Why Now?”

Tech industry worker activism examined in ILR eCornell event
A screen shot of the eCornell webinar “Unionization in Big Tech: Why Now?”

“9to5” Film Discussion Part of Union Days

Documentary filmmakers Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar joined ILR students and faculty for a screening and discussion about the award-winning film.
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Yang Gifts Honor Golden

Lisa Yang ’74 said the initiatives named for Thomas Golden “will cement his legacy in a manner that reflects his inclusive commitment: a vision of a unified pathway for ILR’s centers, institutes and programs to level the playing field in the world of work."
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ILR Alumnae Instrumental in Online Workers’ Rights Handbook

Cecilia Faringer-Perez ’18 has helped launch a practical online guide for workers through the Tompkins County Workers' Center.

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ILR Dean Leading eCornell Series “The Future of Work: Labor in America”

New webinar series to kick off on March 25 as Dean Alex Colvin discusses “Unionization in Big Tech: Why Now?” with Chewy Shaw, of the Alphabet Workers Union and Jessica García, of the president of the Retail, Wholesale Department Store Union.

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ILR Junior Named Newman Fellow

Sherell Farmer ’22, dedicated to addressing labor issues, systemic racism and mass incarceration, receives national recognition for her community-engaged work.

Sherell Farmer ’21

Maxwell Beck ’22 Selected as 2021 Kessler Fellow

ILR junior to participate in fellowship program that explores entrepreneurship through academic coursework, mentorship with entrepreneurs in residence and a summer internship with a successful startup of his choice.

Maxwell Beck ’22 has beeb selected as 2021 Kessler Fellow

The Power To Change The World

At the Cornell Alumni Leadership Conference, alumni like ILRie Dustin Liu ’19 shared how the community-engaged learning initiative prepared him to solve the problems many communities face.

Dustin Liu ’19 with fellow Cornellians during a Jan 2019 service trip in Hualien, Taiwan, serving the Tzu Chi Foundation.

Kate Griffith Q&A

Griffith’s research considers how power operates in the workplace.
Kate Griffith

Harris '83 Named to White House Post

Seth Harris, who was the acting secretary of labor and deputy U.S. secretary of labor from 2009-14 and served for six and a half years during the Clinton Administration, will serve as President Joe Biden’s top labor adviser.

Seth Harris '83 speaks to ILR students in Dougherty Lounge in 2014.

Migrations, Co-Directed by Gleeson, Offers Grants to Focus on Racism, Dispossession in 2021

Associate Professor Shannon Gleeson helps lead Global Cornell’s Migrations initiative, which studies how all living things – humans, animals, insects, microorganisms, plant life – move, and the context in which they move.

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Dean Colvin and Rebecca Kehoe Discuss Star Employees on WORK!

In the latest episode of the ILR School’s podcast, Dean Alex Colvin speaks with Associate Professor of Human Resource Studies Rebecca Kehoe about star employees and their effects on the workplace.

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ILR Duo Named CCSS Faculty Fellows

The Cornell Center for Social Sciences has named Assistant Professors Evan Riehl and Dina Bishara faculty fellows for the 2021-22 academic year.

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Unions’ Support for Precarious Workers Explored

Research by Laura Carver, M.S. 20, and Associate Professor Virginia Doellgast published by “European Journal of Industrial Relations.”

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Eli Friedman Q&A

Learn more about research from Eli Friedman, associate professor and chair of ILR’s Department of International and Comparative Labor.

Eli Friedman outside of Ives Hall.

Report Released on Inequalities During Pandemic

Results of the 3,100-respondent survey speak to enormous challenges experienced in health care institutions, voting system and the world of work, authors say

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ILR Offers New Courses

“Advancing Racial Equity in Organizations” and “Race and the America Labor Market in Historical Perspective” begin this semester.

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“Shaping the Future of Work”

A new social contract is possible if workers, business, labor, education and government work together, Lee Dyer and Tom Kochan say in the new edition of their book.

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Buffalo Co-Lab Announces Visiting Activist Scholars for 2021

A pair of public interest lawyers will teach a course that look at the roles community members and groups can play in public policy negotiations.

An image with the headshots the 2021 Buffalo Co-Lab Visiting Activist Scholars Andrea Ó Súilleabháin and Miles Gresham.

Diversity and Inclusion Expert Tony Byers Joins Dean Colvin on WORK!

In the latest episode of the ILR School’s podcast, Dean Alex Colvin and Tony Byers discuss the increased role of diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace.

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Northeast ADA Call Center Providing COVID-19 Guidance

Specialists at the call center, based in ILR’s Yang-Tan institute, are helping people navigate pandemic-related issues impacting people with disabilities.

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ILRie Helps Teens Publish Poetry

Through Rural Humanities, based at the College of Arts & Sciences, Shaloni Pinto ‘20 created an online resource for young poets.

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Sharing Information can Influence Vaccine Choice

Based on her research, Associate Professor Vanessa Bohns says people can influence the behavior of others in choosing whether to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

An image of a girl's arm with a bandaid following a vaccination.

Migrations Initiative Wins $5M Mellon Grant for Racial Justice

Associate Professor Shannon Gleeson co-authored the proposal that earned a three-year grant to study the links between racism, dispossession and migration.

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Shannon Gleeson Q&A

Learn more about Associate Professor Shannon Gleeson's research.

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Fath Receives Research Grant

The Cornell Center for Social Sciences has awarded funding to Assistant Professor Sean Fath for his research on ways to encouraging hiring without bias.

Sean Fath

ILR December Graduates Recognized

Twenty-four ILRies who completed their degree requirements this month were among Cornellians honored Saturday by Dean Alex Colvin and other university leaders in a virtual ceremony, the first of its kind in the institution’s history.

President Martha E. Pollack, back left, Provost Michael I. Kotlikoff and Poppy McLeod, university marshal for all Commencement Events, participated in a virtual recognition ceremony for December graduates in Bailey Hall.

Dean Colvin Welcomes Google’s Tanuja Gupta to WORK!

In the latest episode of the ILR School’s podcast, Dean Alex Colvin and Tanuja Gupta discuss her role as one of the organizers of Googlers for Ending Forced Arbitration.

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From Crisis to Recovery and Reimagination

IBM’s chief human resources officer has helped lead the company through the pandemic.
Nickle LaMoreaux ’01

Connecting Job Seekers with Opportunities

ILR’s Criminal Justice and Employment Initiative will help the Port Authority hire job candidates with criminal records.

Airport workers on the runway with a plane in the background.