Patricia Campos-Medina, executive director of the Worker Institute, says, “Rather than create excitement within the more progressive part of the electorate — its young, Black, and brown and immigrant voters — it’s easier to focus on white, middle-class voters who always vote
New York Times: In a ‘Workers Economy,’ Who Really Holds the Cards?
This article reference the ILR School’s Labor Action Tracker, which provides a comprehensive database of strike and labor protest activity across the United States in order to better inform and support labor movement activists, policymakers, and scholars.
Biden on the sidelines of 'Striketober,' with economy in the balance
President Biden supports the workers’ right to strike, but White House officials say he doesn’t plan to get involved in ongoing labor disputes. Associate Professor Ariel Avgar suggests this is because work stoppages come at an economic cost to employers, and therefore, the economy.
How long could Mercy Hospital strike last? Progress so far has been elusive
Director of the Buffalo Co-Lab, Cathy Creighton, says the wage and staffing discussions at Mercy Hospital are closely related, as some of the lower-skill jobs pay as little as $13 an hour, making it easy for those workers to switch fields and chase higher wages.
Unions split on vaccine mandates, complicating Biden push
The labor movement is torn over vaccine requirements, but according to Patricia Campos-Medina, executive director for the Worker Institute, mandatory vaccination is such an obviously important public health policy that she expects unions to ultimately accept it.
As we celebrate Labor Day, we at The Worker Institute honor workers by recommitting ourselves to our founding mission to advance collective bargaining rights and collective worker power through our applied research, training, and policy innovation on critical issues facing workers today.
UN calls IPCC climate report ‘code red for humanity’ -- how an equitable, resilient, climate jobs movement can save us
Cornell’s Labor Leading on Climate research team addresses findings from the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report and highlights the opportunity for workers and their unions to tackle climate change and reverse inequality through high-quality, union job creation.
A strike at Nabisco is testing the power of unions in the pandemic
Since Aug. 10, about 1,000 union Nabisco workers across five states have been on strike over contract disagreements. Patricia Campos-Medina, the executive director at The Worker Institute, says the tight labor market gives workers and unions more power.
The tool enables a better understanding of the scope of labor unrest across the U.S. by tracking labor actions involving two or more people and distinguishing between protests and strikes, said project lead John Kallas, Ph.D. ’23.
The Scheinman Institute's work with the American Federation of Teachers has helped the AFT develop confident and effective leadership who have a comprehensive understanding of collective bargaining as a tool for positive change.
Labor and Employment Law Program Hosts New NLRB Chairman, Lauren McFerran
The Labor and Employment Law Program recently held a webinar, “A Conversation with NLRB Chairman Lauren McFerran.” Respondents were former NLRB Chairman Philip A. Miscimarra, Partner at Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, who represents management, and Alyson Belovin, Partner at Levy Ratner PC, who represents unions.