Through teaching, research and outreach, ILR generates and shares knowledge to solve human problems, manage and resolve conflict, establish best practices in the workplace and inform government policy.
“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.
ILR Students Help NYC Area Organizations, Gain Experience
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.