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.
Strikes up 52% in 2022: Labor Action Tracker
The ILR School database that documents U.S. work stoppages informs journalists, policymakers, activists, scholars and the public about labor activism and unrest.
The Cornell ILR Wage Atlas, a new tool out of the Buffalo Co-Lab, shows who in New York state earns living wages and where, helping policymakers and other stakeholders to understand patterns of inequality.
The “Good Jobs for All?” summit focused on barriers faced by workers in Ithaca, where ILR faculty, students and community members have been investigating joblessness, wage inequality and related issues.
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Patricia Campos-Medina, senior extension associate at the ILR Worker Institute, says, “If you don’t accommodate your workers, you’ll lose them,” and “to attract more talent, more employers have to be more flexible.”
What Happened at the Amazon Warehouse on Staten Island?
When a union-free tech giant was upended by a worker-founded union at a Staten Island warehouse April 1, the world was shocked. ILR experts are contextualizing what led to the surprise win and what’s next.
“Achieving Greater Worker Voice, Equity, and Mobility: A Multi-Industry Study of Organizing Efforts and Their Outcomes,” will be led by Labor Education Research Director Kate Bronfenbrenner and MIT Professor Thomas A. Kochan.
The tool enables a better understanding of the scope of labor unrest across the U.S. by tracking labor actions involving two or more people and distinguishing between protests and strikes, said project lead John Kallas, Ph.D. ’23.