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The Scheinman Institute blog provides the latest information and news about the Institute's research, education, student engagement and outreach.

Faculty and Program Directors

Understanding the Successes and Failures of Today’s Labor Movement

Director Katz describes the environment and predicaments the labor movement finds itself in.
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Understanding the Successes and Failures of Today’s Labor Movement

Police Reform Options

Recently, Dan McCray, Director of Labor Relations Programs for the Scheinman Institute, hosted an important and timely discussion on police reform.
McCray, Herriot-Sullivan, Dorrity, and Brewington
Police Reform Options

Institute Director Katz Named President of the International Labor and Employment Relations Association

Institute Director Harry Katz, ILR’s Jack Sheinkman Professor of Collective Bargaining, began his three-year term as president of the International Labor and Employment Relations Association (ILERA) on June 24.
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Institute Director Katz Named President of the International Labor and Employment Relations Association

Scheinman Faculty Mediation Program Contributes To Cornell Culture

Since the spring semester of 2020, Katrina Nobles, Director of Conflict Programs at the Institute, and Ariel Avgar, ILR Associate Professor Labor Relations, Law and History and Associate Dean for Outreach, have worked to develop a peer mediation program designed for faculty.
Nobles and Avgar
Scheinman Faculty Mediation Program Contributes To Cornell Culture

Katrina Nobles Receives Teaching Award

Scheinman Institute Director of Conflict Programs Katrina Nobles was a recipient of an “Engaged Learning Teaching Award”.
Katrina Nobles
Katrina Nobles Receives Teaching Award

Scheinman Institute Program Director Spotlight: Susan W. Brecher

Susan W. Brecher, Director Employment Law, Employee Relations and Internal Investigations Programs at the Institute, aided the employee relations leadership at one of the largest global computer technology providers.
Susan Brecher
Scheinman Institute Program Director Spotlight: Susan W. Brecher

Scheinman Institute Program Director Spotlight: Art Wheaton

For Program Director Art Wheaton, working with the Ford Motor Company and the UAW has been very rewarding. With Harry Katz and Sally Klingel, he assisted in teaching negotiation skills with both union and management leadership – using real world bargaining examples in preparation for multi-billion dollar negotiations.
Program Director Art Wheaton
Scheinman Institute Program Director Spotlight: Art Wheaton

Scheinman Institute Faculty Spotlight: Alice Lee

Alice Lee, Assistant Professor in Organizational Behavior, has concluded that negotiations are rarely just an exchange of numbers; rather, negotiators surround their offers with explanations, accounts, and varying degrees of politeness that seek to justify, explain, and soften the potential offense of whatever terms they are proposing.
Alice Lee
Scheinman Institute Faculty Spotlight: Alice Lee

Scheinman Institute Program Director Spotlight: John August

Healthcare Labor Relations and Partners Program Director John August transformed a hostile 40-year employee/management feud at one of New England’s leading hospitals.
Program Director John August
Scheinman Institute Program Director Spotlight: John August

Scheinman Institute Faculty Spotlight: Duanyi Yang

Assistant Professor Duanyi Yang’s research indicates that almost 50% of the non-union workers would vote for a union.
Assistant Professor Duanyi Yang
Scheinman Institute Faculty Spotlight: Duanyi Yang

Scheinman Institute Program Director Spotlight: Lisa Csencsits

Scheinman Institute Director of Human Resource Programs Lisa Csencsits aided The Seeing Eye®, an organization focused on training dogs to empower their blind human companions, to better see the needs of their employees.
Lisa Csencsits
Scheinman Institute Program Director Spotlight: Lisa Csencsits