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Labor at ILR

Since its founding, ILR has been a leader in the study of workers, employers, and the policies that affect them. From globalization, inequality and migration to changes in technology, supply chains and bargaining power, the world of work is transforming in unprecedented ways. The ILR School explores the past, present and future of these and other issues that impact labor and employment relations.

ILR Labor Stories

Meet the ILR Family: Alexis Fintland ‘22

Alexis Fintland outlines her interests in labor and the labor movement.
portrait of Alexis Fintland
Meet the ILR Family: Alexis Fintland ‘22

Meet ILR Students: Terrill Malone '21

ILRie Terrill Malone '21 reflects on his global studies and opportunities in labor and the labor movement during his time as an undergraduate so far.
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Meet ILR Students: Terrill Malone '21

Meet the Faculty: Lee Adler

Meet ILR's Lee Adler, labor-law practitioner and ILR lecturer in employment law and union leadership. Adler discusses working with ILR undergraduates.
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Meet the Faculty: Lee Adler

Two ILRies leading Outreach institutes are informing the national conversation around the historic union organizing shift.

Cathy Creighton, director of the ILR Buffalo Co-Lab, and Patricia Campos-Medina, executive director of ILR’s Worker Institute, have been putting their ILR education and experience to work in roles they now hold at the school.
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Two ILRies leading Outreach institutes are informing the national conversation around the historic union organizing shift.

Students Exploring Labor and Technology Intersection

The Digital Economy and Labor club considers intricate technology and labor issues.
DEAL Club executive board, left to right: Kassidy Slaughter ’24, Zuhair Imaduddin ’23, Ethan Abbate ’24, Michelle Wei, A&S ’24, Kiran Abraham-Aggarwal ’25
Students Exploring Labor and Technology Intersection

Tretter Re-Elected President of NFL Union

ILR alumnus continues to make his mark as leader of the National Football League Players Association.
JC Tretter on the field during pre-game warm-ups with the Cleveland Browns (Erik Drost).
Tretter Re-Elected President of NFL Union