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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.

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Starbucks Organizing Discussion April 22

"The Moment for a Movement: Starbucks and the Slow Drip of Starting a Union" is a Union Days event.
Newly organized Starbucks workers celebrate.
Starbucks Organizing Discussion April 22

ILR Research Informs Multiple Audiences

ILR’s teaching and outreach is based on the school’s research, which scholars, students, journalists and the public rely on to inform their work.
ILR's King-Shaw Hall
ILR Research Informs Multiple Audiences

Labor Tracker Serves as Resource

As labor unrest continues to surge, the ILR Labor Action Tracker founded in 2021 continues to provide nationwide information on strikes and other worker actions.
2021 Tracker Statistics
Labor Tracker Serves as Resource

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.
Wendy Strobel Gower and Andrew Karhan  headshots
Yang-Tan Institute Announces Directors

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

Cultural Audits Support Workplace Equity

Basic training isn’t enough to stem sexual harassment in the workplace, cultural audits are needed to measure the “pulse” of organizations, according to KC Wagner.
A woman cringes as her co-worker places a hand on her shoulder
Cultural Audits Support Workplace Equity

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.
cover graphic for New York at Work 2021 report
New York at Work 2021: Annual Report

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.
Sexual Harassment Complaint Form
New Report: New Yorkers Indicate That Retaliation Prevents Them From Exposing Workplace Dangers

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.
screenshot illustrating the mapping features of the tracker
Use the School District COVID-19 Tracker to understand pandemic patterns