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Equitable Access to Work
Survey shows inequalities during pandemic
Results of survey speak to health care, voting and work challenges.
Webinar - COVID-19: Permanent Impact on Public Sector Workforce
Join us for a discussion about how some public sector organizations have made changes, which changes have worked and which have not, and what the workplace might look like when we go back to “normal.”
ILR Initiative Bridging Gap Between Legal System, Employment
ILR’s Criminal Justice and Employment Initiative will help the Port Authority hire job candidates with criminal records.
Food Delivery Apps Are Booming. Their Workers Are Often Struggling.
Maria Figueroa, Worker Institute expert on gig economy is quoted in New York Times on impact of the pandemic on food delivery workers.
Opinion – All Undocumented Immigrants Deserve Citizenship – Not Just Essential Workers
Shannon Gleeson outlines the situation faced by undocumented workers, and discusses potential futures for them including pathways to citizenship and their relationship.
What’s the Connection between COVID-19 and Climate Change? Inequality
The triple crises of COVID-19, climate change and soaring inequality present a moment of great peril and opportunity for the U.S.
How the COVID-19 Pandemic Exacerbates Inequality in the United States
A blog written by Ileen A. Devault, Academic Director of the Worker Institute and Professor of Labor History.
Understanding The Increase in Domestic Violence During the Coronavirus Pandemic as a Union Issue
KC Wagner discusses Domestic violence as a growing concern for unions during the COVID-19 crisis.
Gig Worker Rights in New York State during the Covid-19 Crisis and Beyond
"COVID is becoming an occupational disease,” said State Senator Jessica Ramos in her closing remarks in this Worker Institute hosted panel.