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Equitable Access to Work

Future of Work Provides Grant to Study Immigrant Workplace

Postdoctoral fellow Youbin Kang will work with Professors Gleeson and Griffith to research recent policy changes by the Department of Homeland Security.
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Future of Work Provides Grant to Study Immigrant Workplace

Matched Data from Hires and Managers Examined

A Future of Work project is assessing what unfolds for both employees – and their hiring managers – during their first months on the job.
Welcoming a new hire
Matched Data from Hires and Managers Examined

Future of Work Fellow Studies Job Search Platforms, Job Seekers

Bart de Koning is part of the ILR’s Labor Dynamics Institute.
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Future of Work Fellow Studies Job Search Platforms, Job Seekers

GLI 2024: Change or Groundhog Day? What new research tells us about what works in global labor governance

Join the ILR Global Labor Institute in New York City to discuss three big topics: climate breakdown and global production, due diligence and lead firm liability, and identifying forced labor.
Flooding in Phnom Penh
GLI 2024: Change or Groundhog Day? What new research tells us about what works in global labor governance

Living Wage Deep Dive

As a companion to the living wage explainer, here we explore details about calculating meaningful living wages.
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Living Wage Deep Dive

What is a Living Wage?

We explain how you can figure out a meaningful living wage for an area. We help make sense of the kinds of data you need, and link to calculators for more exploration.
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What is a Living Wage?

ILR Faculty Featured on New Cornell Keynotes Podcast

Cornell Chronicle
JR Keller and Timothy McNutt will be featured on the recently launched eCornell Keynotes podcast, created to deliver a new audio option for audiences seeking knowledge from Cornell experts on current events and trending topics.
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ILR Faculty Featured on New Cornell Keynotes Podcast

New Disability Benefits at Work Website

A new free website explains work incentives that assist people who receive government disability benefits with moving ahead in their careers.
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New Disability Benefits at Work Website

Gleeson, Lyon Lead Project Studying Labor Migration Programs

A seven-year, multi-university partnership will examine migrant workers and international mobility programs in New Zealand, also known as Aotearoa, Australia, Canada and the U.S.
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Gleeson, Lyon Lead Project Studying Labor Migration Programs

Center for Applied Research on Work Launching

The center facilitates new partnerships within the ILR School and across Cornell to improve work, labor and employment.
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Center for Applied Research on Work Launching

Climate Change Threatens Fashion Industry

Cornell Chronicle
Extreme heat and flooding are threatening key international apparel hubs, with four countries vital to the fashion industry facing losses of 1 million jobs and $65 billion in earnings by 2030, according to two new reports out of the Global Labor Institute at Cornell University.
Textile workers in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Climate Change Threatens Fashion Industry

Asia apparel hubs face $65 billion export hit from extreme weather, study shows

Reuters
"Among the suppliers and the buyers we talked to, not one had their eye on these two issues (heat and flooding)," said Jason Judd, executive director of Cornell Global Labor Institute.
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Asia apparel hubs face $65 billion export hit from extreme weather, study shows

Career Successes Inspire at YTI

After a decade of training supported employment specialists in New York, the Yang-Tan Institute shares some successes and looks to the future.
Instructor Jeffrey Tamburo wears a long sleeve light blue button up shirt with a necktie and blue sweater vest and stands in front of a podium while lecturing seated participants
Career Successes Inspire at YTI

What's happening in Reproducibility and Replicability: LDI's work featured

New column in Harvard Data Science Review edited from LDI
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What's happening in Reproducibility and Replicability: LDI's work featured

ILO’s 2023 Conference: the 8th for the Regulating for Decent Work Network in Geneva, Switzerland

More than 3,000 justice-involved people, employers, law enforcement personnel and others have received training since 2018 through an ILR program.
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ILO’s 2023 Conference: the 8th for the Regulating for Decent Work Network in Geneva, Switzerland

New Department Reflects ILR’s Global Relevance, Academic Excellence

Drawing on faculty expertise in labor relations, labor law, anthropology, economics, history, political science and sociology, the Global Labor and Work Department studies workers, employers and the government policies affecting them.
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New Department Reflects ILR’s Global Relevance, Academic Excellence

ILR professor discusses inclusive hiring practices for neurodiverse applicants

A recent profile by the American Psychological Association shares expert advice from Susanne Bruyère for recruiting and hiring people who are neurodiverse. It also discusses the importance of neurodiversity in the workplace.
Susanne Bruyère, wearing a purple blazer with several strands of white pearls and matching earrings
ILR professor discusses inclusive hiring practices for neurodiverse applicants

CAROW Introduces Yang-Tan WorkABILITY Incubator

Cornell Chronicle
Funding from K. Lisa Yang '74 will support innovative applied research projects and foster collaborations across Cornell to address important societal issues linked to work.
K. Lisa Yang
CAROW Introduces Yang-Tan WorkABILITY Incubator

Matthew Saleh Wins Community-Engaged Practice and Innovation Award

Cornell Chronicle
Senior Research Associate at Yang-Tan Institute recognized for his work on career pathways for youth with disabilities and other barriers to employment.
Matthew Saleh
Matthew Saleh Wins Community-Engaged Practice and Innovation Award

Cornell ILR Empire State Poll Shows New York State Residents, From Long Island to the North Country to Western NY, Support Strong Climate Action with High-Quality Job Creation

The Cornell ILR Empire State Poll (ESP) 2022 shows that over 68% of New York residents are concerned about the impacts of climate change and more than 70% of New Yorkers have been impacted by climate change in the past five years
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Cornell ILR Empire State Poll Shows New York State Residents, From Long Island to the North Country to Western NY, Support Strong Climate Action with High-Quality Job Creation

SSI at Work Website Illuminates Work Path

Created by the Work Incentive Support Center in the Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability, a new website explains Supplemental Security Income work incentives.
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SSI at Work Website Illuminates Work Path

Skinner presents at the White House Forum on Campus and Community-Scale Climate Change Solutions

Skinner, Executive Director of the Climate Jobs Institute at Cornell ILR, presents at the White House Forum on Campus and Community-Scale Climate Change Solutions
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Skinner presents at the White House Forum on Campus and Community-Scale Climate Change Solutions

Travel Worsens Poor Conditions For Rural Health Aides

Cornell Chronicle
Rural health care workers face challenges tied primarily to travel, which exacerbates poor working conditions already prevalent in the home care industry, according to a new Cornell study.
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Travel Worsens Poor Conditions For Rural Health Aides

Advocating for Worker Health and Safety in the NFL

Since joining the National Football League Players Association as its general counsel & head of business, Sean Sansiveri ’05 has been behind the NFL’s most important measures to make the game safer.
Buffalo Bills players look on after teammate Damar Hamlin #3 collapsed on the field after making a tackle against the Cincinnati Bengals during the first quarter at Paycor Stadium on January 02, 2023 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
Advocating for Worker Health and Safety in the NFL

Climate Jobs Institute Launch Celebrated

Union leaders, elected officials, non-profit organizations and others across the nation are lauding the growth of the ILR School initiative.
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Climate Jobs Institute Launch Celebrated

Fewer Than 40% of New Yorkers Earn a Living Wage

Cornell Chronicle
The Cornell ILR Wage Atlas, a new tool out of the Buffalo Co-Lab, shows who in New York state earns living wages and where, helping policymakers and other stakeholders to understand patterns of inequality.
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Fewer Than 40% of New Yorkers Earn a Living Wage

ILR Student Expedites Policy Change

Casey Platkin advocated for a minimum wage increase in California’s San Mateo County, where thousands of low-wage workers will see bigger paychecks.
Casey Platkin ’26
ILR Student Expedites Policy Change

Queensboro Correctional Facility Winter Resource Fair

Timothy McNutt, Esq  participated at the The Queensboro Correctional Facility winter resource fair on Friday, December 9th. The resource fair included employment and educational opportunities, family reunification, parental and child support, housing, health, discharge planning, and substance abuse assistance.
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Queensboro Correctional Facility Winter Resource Fair

Many Lessons, Difficult Path to Solutions

A new working paper by the Global Labor Institute delves into the lessons learned by the apparel industry during the COVID-19 pandemic and explores how to better handle future crises.
garment workers in a factory
Many Lessons, Difficult Path to Solutions

Justice Without Barriers @ Queens Public Library

The Restorative Record project, led by Timothy McNutt, Matthew Saleh, and Jodi Anderson explored connections that can be drawn from experiences of justice-impacted workers to other marginalized workers and how these experiences relate to broader themes of access to work, equity, and economic development.
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Justice Without Barriers @ Queens Public Library