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Africana Library Exhibit Explores MLK’s Labor Activism

An earlier version of the exhibit “All Labor Has Dignity” was displayed in 2019 at the Kheel Center.
Martin Luther King Jr. speaking at Local 1199

Director of Institute for Compensation Studies Named

Professor M. Diane Burton will lead the ILR School’s interdisciplinary center that researches, teaches and communicates about monetary and non-monetary rewards from work.

Reconciling Social Rights and Economic Development

International organizations must improve coordination with each other to help governments recover from COVID-19, says Assistant Professor Desiree LeClercq.
Covid covering a purple world globe

‘Di Linke’ Conference Videos Available Online

Videos from a December 2020 conference focused on the Jewish Peoples Fraternal Order archives, housed at ILR’s Kheel Center in Catherwood Library, are now available for viewing.
Image from the IWO/JPFO archives in the Kheel Center

Dean Colvin & Spencer Levy Discuss Covid and Commercial Real Estate on WORK!

Spencer Levy ’92, chairman of Americas Research and senior economic adviser for CBRE, joins Dean Alex Colvin on the latest episode of the ILR School’s podcast to discuss the impact COVID-19 has had on the world of work.
ILR podcast logo

Four With ILR Ties Earn Social Sciences Grants

Vanessa Bohns, Shannon Gleeson, Kati Griffith and Celene Reynolds will have their research proposals funded by Cornell Center for Social Sciences grants.
A lightbulb in the soil next to plants

ILR Announces McPherson Honors and Awards

The 28th McPherson Honors and Awards Celebration was held on Thursday night via Zoom presentation.
2021 McPherson Award winners

Labor Action Tracker Launches on May Day

The tool enables a better understanding of the scope of labor unrest across the U.S. by tracking labor actions involving two or more people and distinguishing between protests and strikes, said project lead John Kallas, Ph.D. ’23.
Screenshot of ILR's Labor Action Tracker

Panel: Pandemic and Protests Laid Economic Injustices Bare

Faculty members from A&S and the ILR School discussed the ways racism shapes economic policies, and how economic policies shape inequality in America – historically and today. 
Image from the Racism in America webinar series

End of an Era

Labor economist Robert Aronson was part of ILR’s first generation of professors
Robert Aronson

Buffalo Co-Lab to Host High Road Policy Summit

Elected officials and expert advocates will discuss envisioning and advancing policies that combat racial and economic inequality.
Buffalo's West Side Bazaar Mural

Martínez-Matsuda Wins Book Award

“Migrant Citizenship: Race, Rights, and Reform in the U.S. Farm Labor Camp Program” lauded by Organization of American Historians.
Verónica Martínez-Matsuda's book "Migrant Citizenship"

Understanding Workplace Dispute Resolution and Voice

A new paper from Associate Professor Ariel Avgar addresses the five key ways in which non-union firms handle dispute resolution.

Verónica Martínez-Matsuda Q&A

Martínez-Matsuda’s research explores the history of migrant farmworkers in America.

New Conversations Project Releases Social Dialogue Report

A year-long mapping exercise, utilizing COVID-19 as a “stress test,” has resulted in 10 country-specific reports on the state of worker organizing, bargaining and social dialogue in garment-producing nations.

Sweet Rewards Valued More

New research from Professor Michele Belot finds that children enjoy sweet foods more after receiving them as a reward.

What’s Ahead for Teachers?

A year after COVID-19 disrupted education, Dean Alex Colvin and Randi Weingarten ’80 will discuss the future of K-12 teaching.

Groshen, Nagaraja Among ‘Racism in America’ Webinar Panel

In the upcoming College of Arts and Sciences’ webinar, “Racism in America,” Erica Groshen, ILR economics adviser, and Tejasvi Nagaraja, assistant professor, will join panelists to discuss how racism shapes economic policies, and how economic policies shape inequality in America.

Millman, Bickerman Win Top Awards

Two Class of 1978 graduates are being honored by the ILR School.

ILR Review Special Issue Set for May

The May issue of the ILR School’s peer-reviewed journal explores new theories that help us understand economic and social changes that affect employment relations.

State Economies Hit the Most by Coronavirus

As Americans worry about their financial future due to the economic damage from the coronavirus, WalletHub turned to a panel of experts, including ILR Professor Philipp Kircher, to offer guidance.

Benjamin Drain '22 Presenting Research

NFL player performance decreases by 12% after a new contract is signed, according to research being presented at a SUNY conference. The findings suggest the importance of tailoring incentive plans for other workers.

Technology Is Displacing Workers, But Not The Way You Think

New research co-authored by Associate Professor Adam Seth Litwin and Sherry M. Tanious ’17 suggests that companies focused on quality, not price, are more likely to use technology to empower workers rather than to replace them with temps.

ILRie Wins Chancellor's Award

Terrill Malone ’21 was active in the ILR Global Service Learning program in Mysore, India, the ILR/University College Dublin program, ILR’s Hopi and Navajo Mediation Engaged Learning program and the Minority ILR Student Organization.

“Unionization in Big Tech: Why Now?”

Tech industry worker activism examined in ILR eCornell event

“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.

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."