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Child Care Gaps Identified by Co-Lab

The final report of a study the Buffalo Co-Lab conducted with Erie County child care providers, advocates, unions and businesses was released under the banner of Child Care is Everyone's Business.
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Child Care Gaps Identified by Co-Lab

“Equity in Focus Summit” is Sept. 22

The ILR School and U.S. Department of Labor will host government officials, labor leaders and workers.
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“Equity in Focus Summit” is Sept. 22

Ship Detained After ILR/ILO Workshop on Labor Abuse Among Fishers

A recent training by the ILO, in collaboration with Cornell’s New Conversations Project, has resulted in the South African government detaining a foreign-flagged fishing vessel suspected of engaging in labor abuses.
Jason Judd (left) on the docks with a member of the South African Maritime Authority
Ship Detained After ILR/ILO Workshop on Labor Abuse Among Fishers

Sept. 16 Webinar: New York at Work

State labor commissioners will discuss the report with Ariel Avgar, senior associate dean for Outreach and sponsored research.
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Sept. 16 Webinar: New York at Work

Insights Offered by Experts and Tracker Data

ILR offers research-based perspectives and one-the-ground experiences that inform breaking workplace news.
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Insights Offered by Experts and Tracker Data

Explainer: How to Form a Union

Kate Bronfenbrenner breaks down how unions expand into new sectors, navigate the ups and downs of attracting membership, and negotiate with management.
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Explainer: How to Form a Union

Making Sense of Census Data

ILR Senior Economics Adviser Erica Groshen co-edited a special edition of the Harvard Data Science Review addressing changes made by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Making Sense of Census Data

Advice to Novice Debaters: “Lean Into It”

The Cornell International Summer Debate Camp invites local students to join teens from around the world July 30 through Aug. 7 to learn about debate, a civil discourse skill.
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Advice to Novice Debaters: “Lean Into It”

Two ILRies leading Outreach institutes are informing the national conversation around the historic union organizing shift.

Cathy Creighton, director of the ILR Buffalo Co-Lab, and Patricia Campos-Medina, executive director of ILR’s Worker Institute, have been putting their ILR education and experience to work in roles they now hold at the school.
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Two ILRies leading Outreach institutes are informing the national conversation around the historic union organizing shift.

“No” vote for Unionizing Second Amazon Warehouse in NYC Seen as Setback that Won’t Diminish Worker Momentum

Shift in labor-management power balance will outlast May 2 loss to the Amazon corporation, ILR experts say
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“No” vote for Unionizing Second Amazon Warehouse in NYC Seen as Setback that Won’t Diminish Worker Momentum

Restorative Record Project Launched

New initiative and accompanying web-based tool helps employers see beyond criminal records of applicants and into the skills applicants would bring to jobs.
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Restorative Record Project Launched

Supply Change Challenges Discussed

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In an eCornell broadcast, Dean Alex Colvin talked with manufacturing executives about some of the issues studied by ILR’s New Conversations Project.
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Supply Change Challenges Discussed

Supply Chain in Chaos: What’s Ahead?

The war in Ukraine, the pandemic and climate change have upended the supply chain, topic of an April 14 eCornell Keynote webinar with apparel industry executives and ILR School Dean Alexander Colvin.
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Supply Chain in Chaos: What’s Ahead?

New Equitable Community Change Certificate Launched

The ILR Buffalo Co-Lab, and community-based think tank Partnership for the Public Good have established an online certificate through eCornell.
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New Equitable Community Change Certificate Launched

U.S. Trade Ambassador Provides “Candid” Thoughts In ILR Webinar

Cornell researchers and Ambassador Katherine Tai discussed the impact of U.S trade policy on working Americans.
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U.S. Trade Ambassador Provides “Candid” Thoughts In ILR Webinar

U.S. Trade Policy Webinar Slated for March 2

Panelists will discuss the U.S trade policy and its impact on the lives of working Americans.
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U.S. Trade Policy Webinar Slated for March 2

March 10 Discussion: U.S. Gender Wage Gap

In an eCornell Keynotes webinar, ILR Dean Alex Colvin will talk with Professor Francine Blau, ILR Senior Economics Adviser Erica Groshen and “New York Times” economics reporter Eduardo Porter.
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March 10 Discussion: U.S. Gender Wage Gap

New Conversations Project Partners with ILO on Grant

Improving working conditions in the dangerous and largely unregulated commercial fishing industry is the focus of the project.
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New Conversations Project Partners with ILO on Grant

Yang-Tan Institute Announces Directors

Andrew Karhan and Wendy Strobel Gower will serve in positions named by K. Lisa Yang ’74 in honor of Thomas Golden.
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Yang-Tan Institute Announces Directors

Cartoons About Disability Will Educate Children

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Familiarizing children with disability is the goal of a Northeast ADA Center video project launching this summer and aimed at students in kindergarten through third grade.
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Cartoons About Disability Will Educate Children

Dean Colvin Shares Research with Policymakers

Forced arbitration reduces access to justice, suppresses claims and undermines enforcement of employment laws, ILR Dean Alex Colvin said in a congressional hearing Thursday.
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Dean Colvin Shares Research with Policymakers

Cook-Gray Lecture: Cross-Generational Gains from Women’s Employment

According to McGinn’s research, reaching gender equality involves changes for women and men at work and at home.
Kathleen McGinn gave the 2021 Cook-Gray Lecture
Cook-Gray Lecture: Cross-Generational Gains from Women’s Employment

YTI Receives Grants, Refunding of ADA Center

Two federal funded projects will improve job opportunities for people with disabilities.
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YTI Receives Grants, Refunding of ADA Center

Cultural Audits Support Workplace Equity

Basic training isn’t enough to stem sexual harassment in the workplace, cultural audits are needed to measure the “pulse” of organizations, according to KC Wagner.
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Cultural Audits Support Workplace Equity

Karhan Testifies Before NYS Assembly

Recommendations to improve employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities were provided to lawmakers by Yang-Tan Institute Co-Executive director Andrew Karhan.
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Karhan Testifies Before NYS Assembly

Debate on Apparel Industry Future Set for Oct. 12

A panel of experts will join ILR’s New Conversations Project to discuss what is ahead for the Asian apparel industry as it endures climate change and public health issues.
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Debate on Apparel Industry Future Set for Oct. 12

Cook-Gray Lecture: Women’s Employment Pluses

Harvard Professor Kathleen McGinn will discuss women’s employment and its effects on the next generation of women.
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Cook-Gray Lecture: Women’s Employment Pluses

Walsh Speaking at Summit

The Worker Institute, the ILR School’s Lois Gray Labor Innovation Initiative and climate groups are sponsoring the Sept. 21 Climate Jobs Summit, which will feature U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh.
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Walsh Speaking at Summit

“Navigating New Work-Life Realities”

In a Sept. 29 webinar, ILR Dean Alex Colvin will lead a discussion about conflict and influence in the blended work-home environments many are experiencing during the pandemic.
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“Navigating New Work-Life Realities”

NYC Food Delivery Workers Face a ‘Harrowing World’

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New York City’s app-based delivery workers regularly face nonpayment or underpayment, unsanitary or unsafe working conditions and the risk of violence, according to a new ILR School report.
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NYC Food Delivery Workers Face a ‘Harrowing World’

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