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Disabled Americans Reap Remote-Work Reward in Record Employment

Bloomberg News
Susanne Bruyere, director of the Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability, says people who are suffering from long COVID need policies and accommodation similar to those “we’ve been making for people with disabilities or chronic illness for years.”
Disabled Americans Reap Remote-Work Reward in Record Employment

Minor League Pay

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Professor Kate Griffith provides background on the Fair Labor Standards Act and how companies seek loopholes to paying minimum wage and overtime to their employees.
Minor League Pay

New ‘Striketober’ looms as US walkouts increase amid surge in union activity

The Guardian
“Strikes appear to be increasing as we head into the fall,” said Johnnie Kallas, project director for the Labor Action Tracker out of the ILR School. “These strikes are being led by workers in the service sector.”
New ‘Striketober’ looms as US walkouts increase amid surge in union activity

Should Europe Accept Russian Refugees Fleeing Putin's Draft?

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“[The impact] will vary in every single case,” says Professor Ileen DeVault. “We don’t know what [the Russians’] skills are and don’t know what the country they are going to needs.”
Should Europe Accept Russian Refugees Fleeing Putin's Draft?

Many Americans have recently gotten raises. But the bigger paychecks are an illusion

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Francine Blau, professor in the ILR School, says, “You can get into a spiral where inflation gets built into expectations, and prices just start to rise in a vicious upward circle."
Many Americans have recently gotten raises. But the bigger paychecks are an illusion

What corporate layoffs tell us about the economy

Marketplace News
It seems we are in a period when risk is high and predictability is low. “This is a very unusual economic time,” said Cornell economist Erica Groshen, “and nothing’s been acting quite like it usually does.”
What corporate layoffs tell us about the economy

ILR in the News

Chen '22 Receives Kheel Center Research Award
The number of strikes are increasing for US workers
Striketober Is Back As Workers Fight To Close The Wage Gap
Minor League Pay
Suburban Women Activists and the Midterms
Let's strike! But just for a day or two
1,000 food workers at San Francisco airport are on strike
Why test prep for children focuses on math exams
What corporate layoffs tell us about the economy
FedEx cuts could be a uniquely bad sign for the economy
Making sense of how economic data is collected
US Rail-Union Deal Showcases Labor Angst Extending Beyond Wages
Examining childcare costs in Western New York
More Workers Head to Picket Lines Amid Higher Inflation, Tight Labor Market
With nurses strike reaching its final day, what comes next?
U.S. rail strike could spike inflation - analyst
ILR Faculty Awarded 2030 Project Grants
Ultium workers at Ohio plant vote to push for union representation
The 50-year path that left millions drowning in student loan debt
Kaleida healthcare workers hold strike vote
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