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As ILR, we exist to improve the world of work, labor and employment by applying our research. We create community partnerships and training to improve workers' lives across the world – starting at home through New York State's land-grant mission.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

In-person NYC Workshop: Gender Based Violence and Harassment: The Union’s Role in Prevention, Intervention and Cultural Change

Join us in NYC on June 15 and 21, 2022. The resurgence of the #MeToo movement, resurgence in anti-transgender legislation across the country, and the continued impacts of the pandemic have challenged unions to take on issues of gender-based violence.
Workshop NYC
In-person NYC Workshop: Gender Based Violence and Harassment: The Union’s Role in Prevention, Intervention and Cultural Change

Restorative Record Project Launched

New initiative and accompanying web-based tool helps employers see beyond criminal records of applicants and into the skills applicants would bring to jobs.
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Restorative Record Project Launched

Scheinman Institute and CDC Partner on New Diversity and Inclusion Program

The Scheinman Institute provided diversity and inclusion training for CDC employees in a new program.
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Scheinman Institute and CDC Partner on New Diversity and Inclusion Program

ILR WIDE Launches

The ILR Workplace Inclusion and Diversity Education program, seeded by a gift from Tim Wentworth '82 and his wife, Robin Wentworth, will develop and deliver innovative teaching methods, conduct research and develop partnerships with leading organizations.
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ILR WIDE Launches

Watch the Recording: Equity in Focus Webinar Series

On February 24th, the Worker Institute and the Women's Bureau of the US Department of Labor held the first webinar in the Equity in Focus: Job Creation for a Just Society Webinar Series.
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Watch the Recording: Equity in Focus Webinar Series

Cultural Audits Support Workplace Equity

Basic training isn’t enough to stem sexual harassment in the workplace, cultural audits are needed to measure the “pulse” of organizations, according to KC Wagner.
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Cultural Audits Support Workplace Equity

Washing for Dignity and Safety on the Job:  Workers in the NJ Retail Laundromat Industry

A new report by the Laundry Workers Center and the Cornell ILR Worker Institute examines the work and socio-economic conditions of workers in the retail laundromat industry in New Jersey.  
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Washing for Dignity and Safety on the Job:  Workers in the NJ Retail Laundromat Industry

Advancing Global Employee Relations Skills

The Scheinman Institute worked with a major global software provider to better understand and adapt to the diversity of its employees' customs, cultures, and local policies.
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Advancing Global Employee Relations Skills

Diversity and Inclusion Workshops in High Demand

To meet the needs of of a changing societal and workplace landscape, the Institute's diversity and inclusion workshops are extremely popular.
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Diversity and Inclusion Workshops in High Demand

COVID-19 and the ADA

ILR’s Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability answers the most commonly asked questions about COVID-19 and the ADA.
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COVID-19 and the ADA