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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.

New York State Economic Development

New Report from Cornell's Labor Leading on Climate Provides Roadmap to Exceed NYC Climate Goals, Create Over 1 Million Jobs

A new report released today by Cornell's Labor Leading on Climate in collaboration with the Climate Jobs NY coalition outlines a comprehensive climate jobs action plan for NYC to fight the climate crisis, make NYC safer and address racial and economic inequity by investing in a pro-worker renewable energy transition.
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New Report from Cornell's Labor Leading on Climate Provides Roadmap to Exceed NYC Climate Goals, Create Over 1 Million Jobs

Closing reception for “The Other Side of the Tracks: Discrimination and Social Mobility in the Railroad Industry”

On Monday, May 2nd at 4:30 PM, the community is invited to a closing reception for the exhibit “The Other Side of the Tracks: Discrimination and Social Mobility in the Railroad Industry”.
The Other Side of the Tracks: Discrimination and Social Mobility in the Railroad Industry
Closing reception for “The Other Side of the Tracks: Discrimination and Social Mobility in the Railroad Industry”

Study Documents Salon Worker Risks

A new Worker Institute report highlights the struggle to improve pay, benefits and labor conditions in New York state’s nail salon industry.
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Study Documents Salon Worker Risks

NYS Cannabis Workforce Initiative Surveys Industry

Cannabis employers see lack of training and skills, as well as lack of awareness of career opportunities, as two of the largest obstacles to achieving social equity in the adult-use market.
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NYS Cannabis Workforce Initiative Surveys Industry

Cunningham facilitates Offshore Wind Training for IUOE Local 30

Zach Cunningham, Extension Associate for the Worker Institute and Mariah Dignan, of Climate Jobs NY deliver a riveting presentation on Climate Jobs and Offshore Wind (OSW) to IUOE Local 30
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Cunningham facilitates Offshore Wind Training for IUOE Local 30

A Climate Jobs Roadmap for NYC

A new report from the Worker Institute and Climate Jobs NY outlines a bold vision for strengthening the economy, while tackling climate change, and addressing racial and economic inequality.
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A Climate Jobs Roadmap for NYC

Buffalo Co-Lab Studies Child Care Crisis

Low wages have driven an 11% drop in the child care workforce in Erie County and have resulted in economic repercussions for families and the local economy.
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Buffalo Co-Lab Studies Child Care Crisis

Record year for job growth reaches disappointing end as gains slow in December

Russell Weaver, ILR school researcher, gathered two important points in the Bureau of Labor Statistics report. Weaver shared, “We’re still down almost 4 million jobs since the start of the pandemic – and the positive trends toward greater employment and labor force participation between November and December weren’t equitable.”
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Record year for job growth reaches disappointing end as gains slow in December

Healthcare For NY’s Most Vulnerable During the Pandemic

Scheinman's John August moderates a panel on ethical decision-making for patients, families, and doctors during the pandemic.
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Healthcare For NY’s Most Vulnerable During the Pandemic

Advancing digital equity: ILR School develops tool to help NYS communities

Today, Community Tech NY and our Cornell University ILR School Buffalo Co-Lab are launching the New York State Digital Equity Portal in partnership with NYS Education Department, New York State Library, and The John R. Oishei Foundation.
Digital Equity Portal
Advancing digital equity: ILR School develops tool to help NYS communities

New York at Work 2021: Annual Report

New York at Work 2021 from the New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University provides ILR expertise, research-based data and policy analysis on a broad range of key issues impacting New York state’s workers, unions and employers.
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New York at Work 2021: Annual Report

Lara Skinner wins Movement Builders Award

Lara Skinner, director of the ILR Worker Institute’s Labor Leading on Climate Change, will be honored Sept. 21 by the Alliance for a Greater New York with a 2021 Movement Builders Award.
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Lara Skinner wins Movement Builders Award

Offshore Wind Training Delivered to Communications Workers of America (CWA) Members across New York State

Zach Cunningham of the Worker Institute’s Labor Leading on Climate Initiative, in partnership with Climate Jobs NY, delivered a virtual training for Communications Workers of America (CWA) members across New York State.
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Offshore Wind Training Delivered to Communications Workers of America (CWA) Members across New York State

Cornell ILR Buffalo Co-Lab Announces Mapping and Data Analysis Internship for Social Impact

The Cornell University ILR Buffalo Co-Lab has announced a $50,000 planning grant from The John R. Oishei Foundation for Cornell undergraduates.
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Cornell ILR Buffalo Co-Lab Announces Mapping and Data Analysis Internship for Social Impact

New Report: New Yorkers Indicate That Retaliation Prevents Them From Exposing Workplace Dangers

Workers in NY are more likely than those in the rest of the country to feel pressure to refrain from reporting workplace problems such as sexual harassment and health and safety violations to avoid employer retaliation, according to analysis from the National Employment Law Project and the Worker Institute.
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New Report: New Yorkers Indicate That Retaliation Prevents Them From Exposing Workplace Dangers

The U.S. Can Build the Largest Offshore Wind Industry in the World

The U.S. Can Build the Largest Offshore Wind Industry in the World with a Commitment to Ambitious Climate Action, Racial Justice, and Good Jobs
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The U.S. Can Build the Largest Offshore Wind Industry in the World

Use the School District COVID-19 Tracker to understand pandemic patterns

Use the School District COVID-19 Tracker as an interactive mapping tool to understand the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on New York State.
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Use the School District COVID-19 Tracker to understand pandemic patterns

COVID-19 Tracking Tool Offered to Public

Demographics, poverty rates and other variables within the boundaries of each NYS school district are offered alongside COVID-19 data.
screenshot illustrating the mapping features of the tracker
COVID-19 Tracking Tool Offered to Public

Erasing Red Lines: Part 1 - Geographies of Discrimination

This report is Part 1 of a threepart series that examines the roots and spatial patterns of economic distress in the City of Buffalo, NY, and engages with strategies for reinvestment in the City’s chronically distressed neighborhoods.
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Erasing Red Lines: Part 1 - Geographies of Discrimination

Erasing Red Lines: Part 1 - Geographies of Discrimination

This report is Part 1 of a threepart series that examines the roots and spatial patterns of economic distress in the City of Buffalo, NY, and engages with strategies for reinvestment in the City’s chronically distressed neighborhoods.
Erasing Red Lines: Part 1 - Geographies of Discrimination