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

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Director’s Update - Harry C. Katz

Institute Director Harry Katz provides an update for January.
Professor Katz
Director’s Update - Harry C. Katz

Solutions For Healthcare Worker Burnout

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, John August takes a deep dive into healthcare worker burnout.
Nurse in scrubs
Solutions For Healthcare Worker Burnout

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.
Doctor looks over patient
Healthcare For NY’s Most Vulnerable During the Pandemic

Understanding The Kaiser Permanente Labor Crisis

John August analyzes the developing dispute between the union and management at Kaiser Permanente.
Kaiser Permanente logo
Understanding The Kaiser Permanente Labor Crisis

Scheinman Institute In The News

Institute Director Harry Katz was recently featured in the media discussing the ongoing strike of 10,000 John Deere workers across more than a dozen plants that are represented by the United Auto Workers.
Scheinman Institute In The News

Pride and Purpose: U.S. Park Ranger, Betty Reid Soskin, turns 100

John August shows what we can learn about finding shared purpose from America's oldest park ranger and her story.
Park ranger
Pride and Purpose: U.S. Park Ranger, Betty Reid Soskin, turns 100

Discover How Three Women Rose to Leadership Positions at the NLRB

The upcoming event will cover the paths women have taken to becoming leaders in the world of labor law.
NLRB Seal
Discover How Three Women Rose to Leadership Positions at the NLRB

Scheinman/Hotel School Hospitality Conference Tackles Hot Button Labor Issues

The recent Scheinman/Hotel School HR in Hospitality Conference brought professionals in the industry together to discuss a multitude of labor issues.
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Scheinman/Hotel School Hospitality Conference Tackles Hot Button Labor Issues

Mutual Goals Are Not Enough to Achieve Success for Labor-Management Partnerships!

John August explores the concept of a shared vision and its affects on labor-management partnerships.
Healthcare workers shake hands
Mutual Goals Are Not Enough to Achieve Success for Labor-Management Partnerships!

Understanding the Successes and Failures of Today’s Labor Movement

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

Unionization and Purpose: Achieving Competitive Advantage through Frontline Engagement

John August explores the relationship between employee engagement, unionization, and performance.
Healthcare worker with arms crossed
Unionization and Purpose: Achieving Competitive Advantage through Frontline Engagement

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

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

The Powerful Possibility of Workplace Collaboration

Institute Director of Healthcare and Partner Programs John August profiles a hospital whose collaborative approach during the pandemic is a model for other institutions.
healthcare worker sitting down
The Powerful Possibility of Workplace Collaboration

More Neutrals are Better Than One: A Progressive Approach to Alternative Dispute Resolution

The Scheinman Institute Employment and Labor ADR Hub will mark its one-year anniversary, with a very special webinar discovering how Scheinman Arbitration and Mediation Services is leading the way via a collaborative team approach along with the motto “Several heads are better than one.”
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More Neutrals are Better Than One: A Progressive Approach to Alternative Dispute Resolution

Negotiating Police Reform

The Scheinman Institute hosts an important discussion on police reform.
Protestors for Black Lives Matter
Negotiating Police Reform

The Collaboration Council of the North Central Bronx Hospital

Scheinman Director of Healthcare and Partner Programs John August examines the collaborative employee structure of a major inner city hospital.
Doctor Looking at X-ray
The Collaboration Council of the North Central Bronx Hospital

Director Katz Moderates All Star Pandemic Sports Panel

Harry Katz, the Jack Sheinkman Professor of Collective Bargaining at Cornell’s ILR School and Director of the Scheinman Institute, moderated an all star panel on the future of professional sports in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Director Katz Moderates All Star Pandemic Sports Panel

Patient Centered Collective Bargaining

Scheinman Institute Director of Healthcare and Partner Programs John August continues his examination of patient centered collective bargaining.
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Patient Centered Collective Bargaining

ADR Hub Celebrates HerStory

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution Employment’s Labor ADR Hub recently hosted a virtual panel of dynamic women who are neutrals and advocates entitled, “We Make Herstory.”
Herstory Zoom meeting
ADR Hub Celebrates HerStory

Panel Examines Unionization In Big Tech

ILR Dean Alex Colvin recently moderated an important and timely webinar, “Unionization In Big Tech: Why Now”.
Jessica Garcia, Chewy Shaw, and Alexander Colvin
Panel Examines Unionization In Big Tech

Patient Centered Collective Bargaining (Part One)

John August, Healthcare and Partner Programs Director, analyzes patient centered collective bargaining.
Healthcare worker and a man in the back of an ambulance
Patient Centered Collective Bargaining (Part One)

Teaching Essential Negotiation Skills

The Scheinman Institute's work with the American Federation of Teachers has helped the AFT develop confident and effective leadership who have a comprehensive understanding of collective bargaining as a tool for positive change.
Randi Weingarten
Teaching Essential Negotiation Skills

Scheinman Panel Addresses Workplace Safety Issues During The Pandemic

The Scheinman Institute, in association with eCornell, hosted an informative and timely virtual discussion of workplace safety and related issues in the pandemic.
Worker with hard hat
Scheinman Panel Addresses Workplace Safety Issues During The Pandemic

Scheinman ADR HUB Celebrates Black History Month With Four Inspirational Labor Attorneys

The Scheinman Institute ADR Hub, in association with the New York State Bar Association, recently presented a fascinating webinar entitled “We Make History Amplifying The Black Experience In Labor And Employment.”
Four Inspirational Labor Attorneys
Scheinman ADR HUB Celebrates Black History Month With Four Inspirational Labor Attorneys

Beyond Resilience… How Collective Bargaining Creates Conditions For A Sustainable Positive Work Environment

Director of Healthcare and Partner Programs John August explores strategies that organizations can use to foster a positive work environment post pandemic.
Healthcare Worker
Beyond Resilience… How Collective Bargaining Creates Conditions For A Sustainable Positive Work Environment

Director Katz Participates in Discussion of NLRB and Related Labor Issues

Institute Director Harry Katz participates in an important discussion about the future of the NLRB under the Biden administration.
NLRB
Director Katz Participates in Discussion of NLRB and Related Labor Issues

Inside Labor-Management Partnership

John August, Director of the Institute's Healthcare Programs, explores the management and union partnership at Kaiser Permanente.
Kaiser Permanente
Inside Labor-Management Partnership

Employment and Labor ADR Hub Hosts Discussion of Organizational Ombuds

Recently, the Institute’s Employment and Labor ADR Hub hosted a discussion on the role of organizational ombuds. The event was led by Sarah Miller Espinosa, an organizational ombuds, arbitrator and mediator.   
Organizational Ombuds
Employment and Labor ADR Hub Hosts Discussion of Organizational Ombuds

GOT TO GET BETTER IN A LITTLE WHILE*

Director Ellen Gallin Procida discusses school districts and unions in the time of the pandemic.
School photo
GOT TO GET BETTER IN A LITTLE WHILE*