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Stories that feature our work amongst our communities in New York, the US, and the world, and invitations to join the change we're making to the world of work.

Equitable Access to Work

Global Migration Focus of Conference

ILR Assistant Professor Tristan Ivory is leading “Migration, Gender, and Labor Market Inequality in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Asia-Pacific” Oct. 6-7.
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Global Migration Focus of Conference

Announcing the Global Labor Institute

NCP is now the Global Labor Institute at the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations.
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Announcing the Global Labor Institute

Child Care Gaps Identified by Co-Lab

The final report of a study the Buffalo Co-Lab conducted with Erie County child care providers, advocates, unions and businesses was released under the banner of Child Care is Everyone's Business.
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Child Care Gaps Identified by Co-Lab

The True Cost of Childcare in Erie County, Phase II

The Cornell ILR Buffalo Co-Lab, Erie County, and child care professionals and advocates are gathering for the announcement of Cornell’s True Cost of Child Care Phase II study. Join to learn more about this call to action for a federal response to our child care crisis.
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The True Cost of Childcare in Erie County, Phase II

Ship Detained After ILR/ILO Workshop on Labor Abuse Among Fishers

A recent training by the ILO, in collaboration with Cornell’s New Conversations Project, has resulted in the South African government detaining a foreign-flagged fishing vessel suspected of engaging in labor abuses.
Jason Judd (left) on the docks with a member of the South African Maritime Authority
Ship Detained After ILR/ILO Workshop on Labor Abuse Among Fishers

Healthcare Insights: Building the Healthcare Workforce of the Future

John August explains how a focus on social determinants of health and high quality jobs is necessary to transform the healthcare system in the coming years.
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Healthcare Insights: Building the Healthcare Workforce of the Future

“The Fight Against Unemployment” Enrolling for Fall 2022

A two-credit course where students can learn about U.S. unemployment issues with ILR Professor Ian Greer.
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“The Fight Against Unemployment” Enrolling for Fall 2022

Speakers and scenes from 2022 NYC Conference

Three crucial questions for global labor governance: Where are we headed with human rights due diligence, private regulation and labor rights in trade policy?” Too long?
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Speakers and scenes from 2022 NYC Conference

The State of Black Buffalo, a Discussion with Dr. Henry Louis-Taylor

Join the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site and the ILR Buffalo Co-Lab High Road Fellowship to hear from Dr. Henry Louis-Taylor on The State of Black Buffalo.
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The State of Black Buffalo, a Discussion with Dr. Henry Louis-Taylor

Join us for a webinar on creating equity in the emerging clean energy workforce

The Labor Leading on Climate participates in the Worker Institute co-hosted, Equity in Focus: Building a Diverse, Inclusive Clean Energy Workforce on June 29th, 2022.
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Join us for a webinar on creating equity in the emerging clean energy workforce

nj.com: When the pendulum of justice moves backward, your generation must resist it | A 2022 commencement essay

In an open letter to the Class of 2022, Patricia Campos-Medina, executive director of the Worker Institute, says "You must be comfortable with the tension that exists between going along to get along or challenging the status quo."
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nj.com: When the pendulum of justice moves backward, your generation must resist it | A 2022 commencement essay

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.
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Global Severance Pay Program Outlined

Supply Change Challenges Discussed

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In an eCornell broadcast, Dean Alex Colvin talked with manufacturing executives about some of the issues studied by ILR’s New Conversations Project.
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Supply Change Challenges Discussed

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.
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ILR and ILO Make Suggestions to Help Fishers in Southeast Asia

Boston Globe: Labor shortages across economy are creating opportunities for older workers

“We’re seeing much more churn than we’ve had before,” says Erica Groshen, senior labor market advisor who formerly headed the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Charlene Neu of Milton, laid off from a full-time job last summer, has been able to land several part-time jobs.
Boston Globe: Labor shortages across economy are creating opportunities for older workers

Equity in Focus: Investing in Childcare Careers

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. 
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Equity in Focus: Investing in Childcare Careers

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
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Free Webinar: Job Hazard Analysis with Considerations and Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities

ILR Announces Future of Work Fellowship Program

Postdoctoral researchers and doctoral students will conduct innovative research on the future of work, labor and employment through the generosity of an anonymous funder.
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ILR Announces Future of Work Fellowship Program

Supply Chain in Chaos: What’s Ahead?

The war in Ukraine, the pandemic and climate change have upended the supply chain, topic of an April 14 eCornell Keynote webinar with apparel industry executives and ILR School Dean Alexander Colvin.
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Supply Chain in Chaos: What’s Ahead?

New Equitable Community Change Certificate Launched

The ILR Buffalo Co-Lab, and community-based think tank Partnership for the Public Good have established an online certificate through eCornell.
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New Equitable Community Change Certificate Launched

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.
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Watch recording, "How U.S. Trade Policy Affects 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.
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Watch the recording of "A Climate Jobs Plan for Rhode Island"

U.S. Trade Ambassador Provides “Candid” Thoughts In ILR Webinar

Cornell researchers and Ambassador Katherine Tai discussed the impact of U.S trade policy on working Americans.
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U.S. Trade Ambassador Provides “Candid” Thoughts In ILR Webinar

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.
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Free Webinar: Shiftwork, Long Hours of Work, and Fatigue

Alumni Giving 2022 Konvitz Lecture

"New Voices and New Venues: Organizing Against the Assault on Democratic Principles” is the title of the talk Basil Smikle Jr. ’93 will give April 25.
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Alumni Giving 2022 Konvitz Lecture

March 10 Discussion: U.S. Gender Wage Gap

In an eCornell Keynotes webinar, ILR Dean Alex Colvin will talk with Professor Francine Blau, ILR Senior Economics Adviser Erica Groshen and “New York Times” economics reporter Eduardo Porter.
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March 10 Discussion: U.S. Gender Wage Gap

Yang-Tan Institute Announces Directors

Andrew Karhan and Wendy Strobel Gower will serve in positions named by K. Lisa Yang ’74 in honor of Thomas Golden.
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Yang-Tan Institute Announces Directors

ILR, Weill Cornell Medicine Researchers Publish Findings

Study on paid home care workers in New York state has federal policymaking implications.
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ILR, Weill Cornell Medicine Researchers Publish Findings

New Report: Erie County points to Cornell ILR Buffalo Co-Lab analysis on the True Cost of Child Care

Erie County, NY & Cornell University ILR Buffalo Co-Lab released "True Cost of Child Care" — a study of licensed & registered childcare providers to determine the “true” cost of providing quality child care, and what’s needed for an equitable, accessible, and economically sustainable childcare system.
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New Report: Erie County points to Cornell ILR Buffalo Co-Lab analysis on the True Cost of Child Care

Solutions For Healthcare Worker Burnout

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, John August takes a deep dive into healthcare worker burnout.
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Solutions For Healthcare Worker Burnout