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.
“We were very excited to have policymakers from Albany come to Ithaca to engage with us in a conversation around the workplace policies that affect New York state,” said Ariel Avgar, senior associate dean for outreach and sponsored research. “What makes our school unique is that in addition to training and teaching students and engaging in scholarship, we have an eye towards the outside world. Our outreach units, many of which were represented in the day’s presentation, have a long-standing focus on advancing equitable policies and practices that will benefit New York’s workers, unions, and employers.”
After a brief welcome from Avgar, the event included the following presentations:
- Update Work Access Rules for People with Criminal Convictions: Policy Brief by the Criminal Justice and Employment Initiative
- Subminimum Wage to Competitive Employment: Lessons for Future Policy by the Yang-Tan Institute
- Equity in Focus: Job Creation for a Just Society and Unpaid Care Work and Its Impact on New Yorkers’ Paid Employment by the Worker Institute
- Tracking 2022 Inflation Reduction Act Manufacturing Investments by the Climate Jobs Institute
“None of this work would be possible without New York state funding,” said Avgar.
“Follow-up discussions throughout the day highlighted the enthusiasm for these types of discussions both from our ILR colleagues and New York state policymakers.”