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Elon Musk praises Chinese workers for ‘burning the 3am oil’ – here’s what that really looks like
Eli Friedman, associate professor in the ILR School, says, “Excessive overtime is kind of a built-in feature of the whole model of industrial development in China. Very long hours and compulsory overtime, while not legal, are also completely the norm.”
Grant to Fund Conference on Climate Change in South Asia
A Cornell-led international team of researchers, including ILR's Sarah Besky has received a $65,000 grant from the NEH for its project, “The Next Monsoon: Climate Change and Contemporary Cultural Production in South Asia.”
“Private Regulation of Labor Standards in Global Supply Chains,” a new book by Professor Sarosh Kuruvilla, examines the effectiveness of corporate social responsibility in improving labor standards in global supply chains.
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.