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ILRie Joins Ithaca Common Council

“I am incredibly thankful for this opportunity and look forward to serving the 4th Ward and the City of Ithaca,” Patrick Mehler ’23 said after becoming an alderperson.
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ILRie Joins Ithaca Common Council

Campos-Medina Receives Award

The Latino Coalition of New Jersey has honored Worker Institute Executive Director Patricia Campos-Medina for her work on behalf of laborers, undocumented immigrants and domestic workers.
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Campos-Medina Receives Award

Avgar and Doellgast Promoted

Cornell Provost Michael Kotlikoff has confirmed the promotion of two ILR faculty members to full professor.
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Avgar and Doellgast Promoted

NYC Food Delivery Workers Face a ‘Harrowing World’

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’

Report: Ithaca Economy Shouldn’t Return to Business As Usual

An ILR faculty-led report offers nine recommendations that seek to reduce racial disparities and wage inequalities, remove barriers to work and promote living-wage jobs in growth areas.
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Report: Ithaca Economy Shouldn’t Return to Business As Usual

Disability Studies Applied in NYC

ILR credit internships at OPEN DOORS also help students gain professional experience in the arts, grassroots organizing and justice initiatives.
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Disability Studies Applied in NYC

Labor Action Tracker Launches on May Day

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.
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Labor Action Tracker Launches on May Day

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