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.
Equitable Access to Work
Global Severance Pay Program Outlined
When apparel factories shut down due to COVID-19, many workers lost their incomes. ILR’s New Conversations Project proposes a model to protect workers.
ILR and ILO Make Suggestions to Help Fishers in Southeast Asia
Researchers from ILR’s New Conversations Project and the International Labour Organization have documented problems faced by fishers, especially migrants, during the pandemic and provided a list of potential policy changes to effect change.
Join us on April 26th, 2022 for the second in our Equity in Focus Webinar Series. This webinar will explore the challenges of the child care industry and highlight local examples that are improving access to child care while also raising wages for child care workers.
Free Webinar: Job Hazard Analysis with Considerations and Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities
Learn from and ask your questions to a certified industrial hygienist, biologist and chemist and expert on occupational health and safety. Join us on Friday, April 8th, 2022 to learn about Job Hazard Analysis with Considerations and Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities
Watch recording, "How U.S. Trade Policy Affects Workers"
On March 2nd at 2 pm EST, The ILR School hosted a discussion with United States Trade Representative (USTR) Ambassador Katherine Tai and Cornell experts discussing USTR's initiative to study the distributional effects of U.S. trade policy on workers.
Watch the recording of "A Climate Jobs Plan for Rhode Island"
On Friday, March 4, researchers from Cornell University joined with leaders of the Climate Jobs RI coalition, a group of labor, climate, and community groups in Rhode Island, and discussed a new report unveiled last month that outlined a comprehensive action plan for RI.
Free Webinar: Shiftwork, Long Hours of Work, and Fatigue
Learn from and ask your questions to a certified industrial hygienist, biologist and chemist and expert on occupational health and safety. Join us on Friday, March 11th, 2022 to learn about Shiftwork, Long Hours of Work, and Fatigue.
New study documents workplace sexual harassment and violence in California janitorial industry
Today, the Worker Institute at Cornell ILR released a new report that documents experiences of workplace sexual harassment in the California janitorial industry, as well as the conditions that hinder reporting and impose silence.
Professor Shannon Gleeson is one of 7 professors nationally named to the Access to Justice Scholars Program. The announcement was made by the American Bar Foundation and the JPB Foundation – program sponsors – to support faculty research, provide mentorship and build intellectual relationships to improve access to justice and to combat poverty.
In 2021, COVID-19 catalyzed unparalleled disruptions and societal shifts in the world of work as the pandemic swept the globe. This Labor Day, we’re highlighting some of the topics ILR experts addressed and their insights on how the world of work will look on Labor Day 2022.
A new edition of Shaping the Future of Work by Lee Dyer, ILR emeritus professor of Human Resource Studies, and MIT Professor Thomas A. Kochan is a call to action to develop good jobs and strong business while overcoming social and economic divisions.