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New eCornell Certificate Explores Intersection of Climate Change, Labor and Equity

A new certificate being offered by eCornell, in conjunction with the ILR School’s Climate Job Institute, will delve into the critical intersection of climate change, labor and equity, exploring the far-reaching implications of a warming planet on workers, communities and the broader economy.
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New eCornell Certificate Explores Intersection of Climate Change, Labor and Equity

Konvitz Lecturer Encourages Forgiveness

Student Azhaar Sholgami, whose family was terrorized in the Sudan war, called Freddy Mutanguha’s journey toward healing “an epiphany of hope.”
Dean Colvin with Konvitz Lecture speaker Freddy Mutanguha.
Konvitz Lecturer Encourages Forgiveness

3 Strategies to Keep Your Best Employees

Cornell Chronicle
Professor Bradford Bell contends that while attracting top talent remains crucial, retention is the real test of organizational resilience.
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3 Strategies to Keep Your Best Employees

Kang Joins Future of Work Initiative

Youbin Kang is researching the impact of immigration status on workplace precarity.
Youbin Kang
Kang Joins Future of Work Initiative

Akhtar Khan Helping Grow Agrarian Studio

Postdoctoral associate and Future of Work fellow Hadia Akhtar Khan is developing programming and conferences.
Hadia Akhtar Khan
Akhtar Khan Helping Grow Agrarian Studio

Rwandan Leader Giving Konvitz Lecture

Thirty years after the genocide that devastated his country and killed most of his family, Freddy Mutanguha continues to stand for the empathy he developed in the tragedy’s aftermath.
Freddy Mutanguha will deliver the 2024 Konvitz Lecture.
Rwandan Leader Giving Konvitz Lecture

Constitutional Law Expert Discusses Free Speech in the Workplace

Charlotte Garden, professor of law at the University of Minnesota, presented “The Constitution and the Workplace: Exploring How the First Amendment Impacts Workers.”
Charlotte Garden giving a lecture in Ives Hall
Constitutional Law Expert Discusses Free Speech in the Workplace

ILR Trio Secures Grant to Study Health Care Unions in the South

A new grant awarded by the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation will fund an interdisciplinary team featuring MIT and Tougaloo College scholars.
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ILR Trio Secures Grant to Study Health Care Unions in the South

CAHRS Shares 2024 Priorities of HR Leaders

Top-of-mind issues were identified in a survey of Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies partner companies and shared in a CAHRScast.
Brad Bell, Faculty
CAHRS Shares 2024 Priorities of HR Leaders

Undergrads to Debate Free Speech in the Workplace

Cornell Chronicle
Is promoting freedom of expression in the workplace a good business practice? This question will be debated at two upcoming events, one in Spanish and one in English, co-hosted by the Cornell Speech and Debate Program, the ILR School and the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business.
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Undergrads to Debate Free Speech in the Workplace

Remembering the Triangle Fire

The Kheel Center, ILRies and Cornellians carry on the collective action legacy that grew from the Triangle Factory Fire disaster.
Cornell students at the Triangle Fire memorial
Remembering the Triangle Fire

Cook-Gray Lecturer Emphasizes Empathy

Professor Amrita Basu, A&S ’75 brought to light the courageous resistance of Muslim women in their fight to overcome repression through peaceful demonstration and collective empathy.
Amrita Basu, A&S ’75
Cook-Gray Lecturer Emphasizes Empathy

“Humble Leader” Celebrated

The Thomas P. Golden Courtyard was dedicated to a cherished ILR colleague whose extraordinary leadership advanced employment, equity and societal inclusion for people with disabilities.
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“Humble Leader” Celebrated

ILR Hosts Albany Policymakers to Show Impact of State Funding

Representatives from both the NY State legislative and executive branches gathered on the ILR campus on Thursday morning to officially launch the New York at Work annual report.
Ariel Avgar addresses NY State policymakers
ILR Hosts Albany Policymakers to Show Impact of State Funding

Center for Applied Research on Work Launching

The center facilitates new partnerships within the ILR School and across Cornell to improve work, labor and employment.
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Center for Applied Research on Work Launching

Courtyard Commemorates Beloved Leader

As executive director of the Yang-Tan Institute at ILR, Thomas P. Golden changed the disability world.
Golden Courtyard
Courtyard Commemorates Beloved Leader

Cook/Gray Lecture Slated for Oct. 23

Amrita Basu, A&S ’75 will present “Resisting Exclusion: Women’s Defense of Democracy in India” for the annual lecture series.
Muslim women raising hand
Cook/Gray Lecture Slated for Oct. 23

ILR Students Help NYC Area Organizations, Gain Experience

Cornell Chronicle
Since 2009, the High Road Fellowship Program has placed Cornell students in organizations around Buffalo to learn, explore, examine and revitalize the historic city. This past summer, ILR expanded the program to place 12 undergraduates in nonprofits, social justice groups, government offices and unions in the New York City region.
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ILR Students Help NYC Area Organizations, Gain Experience

ILO’s 2023 Conference: the 8th for the Regulating for Decent Work Network in Geneva, Switzerland

More than 3,000 justice-involved people, employers, law enforcement personnel and others have received training since 2018 through an ILR program.
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ILO’s 2023 Conference: the 8th for the Regulating for Decent Work Network in Geneva, Switzerland

2023 Taft Award Winner Announced

The Philip Taft Labor History Award, sponsored by the ILR School, has been awarded to Steven Beda, assistant professor of history at the University of Oregon.
2023 Taft Award winning book
2023 Taft Award Winner Announced

Exhibit Celebrates Union Icon and Power of Collective

The “Norma Rae” movie immortalized unionizing efforts of southern textile workers that grew into a national boycott of cotton goods manufactured by a union-busting manufacturer. Kheel Center curators tell the deeper story.
Sally Field and Crystal Lee Sutton
Exhibit Celebrates Union Icon and Power of Collective

ILR Connects with Amazon Labor Union Leaders

The 2023 Union Days’ labor leaders in residence first learned of the school through Alejandra Quintero, MILR ’23 and have been inviting students.
Alejandra Quintero - Union Days
ILR Connects with Amazon Labor Union Leaders

Amazon Labor Organizers Encourage Solidarity

For more than 300 days, Amazon workers talked with their peers to build relationships, trust and, ultimately, a union that many thought would never be possible, Amazon Labor Union leaders said at ILR during Union Days.
Chris Small speaks at 2013 Union Days
Amazon Labor Organizers Encourage Solidarity

Minimum Wage Increase Yields Positives: Report

Increasing the Tompkins County minimum wage of $16.61 to a living wage would increase earnings for thousands of workers and reduce racial and gender disparities, according to a new Ithaca Co-Lab report.
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Minimum Wage Increase Yields Positives: Report

Union Days Features National Leaders

The public is invited to ILR School “Talkin’ Union” events featuring speakers whose experiences reflect contemporary labor movement struggles and successes.
Amazon headquarters in Seattle, Wash.
Union Days Features National Leaders

Konvitz Lecture: May 2 at ILR

Speaker Kate Andrias, a Columbia Law School professor, clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who studied as a Cornell undergraduate with the legendary Professor Milton Konvitz.
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Konvitz Lecture: May 2 at ILR

Climate Jobs Institute Milestone Marked

The institute is a critical partner in New York’s nation-leading effort to address climate change, Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon said.
Alex Colvin speaks at the formal launch of the Climate Jobs Institute.
Climate Jobs Institute Milestone Marked

ILR and Einhorn Center Partner to Create Office of Engaged and Experiential Programs

The ILR School is the latest undergraduate college at Cornell to be selected for the Einhorn Center's Engaged College Initiative.
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ILR and Einhorn Center Partner to Create Office of Engaged and Experiential Programs

Climate Jobs Institute to Launch in New York City

Cornell Chronicle
The ILR School Climate Jobs Institute, the first U.S. academic institution focused on conducting research and developing policy for governments across the nation to support clean energy targets, is launching Jan. 25 in New York City.
Workers install solar panels
Climate Jobs Institute to Launch in New York City

Climate Jobs Institute Launch Celebrated

Union leaders, elected officials, non-profit organizations and others across the nation are lauding the growth of the ILR School initiative.
Lara Skinner, center
Climate Jobs Institute Launch Celebrated

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