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New York at Work 2021: Annual Report

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New York at Work 2021, published by the New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University, is an informative, accessible and relevant resource providing expertise, research-based data and policy analysis on a broad range of key issues impacting workers, unions and employers.

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Established by the New York State Legislature in 1945, the ILR School is guided by a commitment to social and economic justice and to improving the lives of New York’s working people. Consistent with its mission and to honor New York’s workers, the New York at Work report will, in coming years, be released annually on Labor Day.

See the full report here.

Reports in the 2021 edition cover a span of topics:

  • Essential Delivery: Working Conditions of App-based Food Couriers in New York City
  • Data for a Just Recovery in New York:Towards Racial and Worker Justice in the Covid-19 Era and Beyond
  • Power and Voice at Work: New Yorkers View Employer Retaliation as a Barrier to Addressing Workplace Problems and Express Desire for Union Representation
  • Interactive Mapping of COVID during in the Pandemic
  • New York Expungement of Criminal Records to Increase Access to Employment
  • The Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA): Policy and Implementation Issues
  • How New York State Can Tackle Climate Change, Reverse Inequality and Build a Robust, Equitable Clean Energy Economy: Key Challenges and Recommendations
  • Stopping Sexual Harassment in the Empire State: Past, Present and a Possible Future