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The Scheinman Institute is the world’s preeminent institute focused on workplace conflict resolution. The Institute's blog provides the latest information and news about the Institute's research, education, student engagement and outreach.

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David B. Lipsky: ILR Icon

David B. Lipsky was a former dean of the ILR School and the founding director of the Scheinman Institute. He died on January 17, 2023.
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David B. Lipsky: ILR Icon

Alumni Spotlight: Paul Maier

Paul Maier '13 explains how the Workplace Relations Commission functions to facilitate conflict resolution when it comes to Irish labor and employment disputes.
Paul Maier
Alumni Spotlight: Paul Maier

Neutral in Residence Ralph Berger Pays Homage to Jean McKelvey

Arbitrator and Mediator Ralph Berger speaks about the impressive career and legacy of the namesake for the Scheinman Institute's Neutral in Residence position: Professor Jean T. McKelvey.
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Neutral in Residence Ralph Berger Pays Homage to Jean McKelvey

Scheinman Institute Helps Launch Arbitration Career

The Scheinman Institute Labor Arbitrator Development Program helped Sarah Espinosa launch a career as a successful arbitrator.
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Scheinman Institute Helps Launch Arbitration Career

Scheinman Institute Driving Diversity Initiatives For Arbitration Profession

Through its research, teaching and outreach the Scheinman Institute is spearheading initiatives to diversify the arbitration profession.
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Scheinman Institute Driving Diversity Initiatives For Arbitration Profession

Leading Off The Field: Labor-Management Dynamics in the NFL

In an important and timely discussion, Professor Harry Katz and JC Tretter ’13, President of the National Football League Players Association, tackle critical labor issues facing the NFL and the current union landscape.
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Leading Off The Field: Labor-Management Dynamics in the NFL

HR in Hospitality Conference Addresses Pandemic Concerns

The 2022 National HR in Hospitality Conference, organized by Cornell's ILR and Hotel schools, brought together over 300 industry professionals and addressed how the pandemic affected the hotel industry.
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HR in Hospitality Conference Addresses Pandemic Concerns

What is to be Done About Workplace Health and Safety?

Martin Scheinman, Randi Weingarten, and Jessica Martinez analyze workplace health and safety issues.
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What is to be Done About Workplace Health and Safety?

Scheinman in the News

Institute Director Harry Katz was featured in the media discussing the recent unionization of Starbucks and Amazon. 
Scheinman in the News

Unions are having a moment. Here’s how that can be good for labor and business.

Institute Director Harry Katz wrote an article for Fortune.com on how labor and management can achieve win-win outcomes.
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Unions are having a moment. Here’s how that can be good for labor and business.

Scheinman Institute and CDC Partner on New Diversity and Inclusion Program

The Scheinman Institute provided diversity and inclusion training for CDC employees in a new program.
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Scheinman Institute and CDC Partner on New Diversity and Inclusion Program

ILR/Scheinman Faculty Featured At Upcoming International Labor Seminar

Members of the ILR/Scheinman faculty will have key roles as moderators and panelists at the upcoming seminar on “Labor Rights And Remedies Under Globalization: Implementing The Untied Nations Protect, Respect and Remedy Framework”.
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ILR/Scheinman Faculty Featured At Upcoming International Labor Seminar

Understanding The Kaiser Permanente Labor Crisis

John August analyzes the developing dispute between the union and management at Kaiser Permanente.
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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

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

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.
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Discover How Three Women Rose to Leadership Positions at the NLRB

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

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

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

Unionization and Purpose: Achieving Competitive Advantage through Frontline Engagement

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

Police Reform Options

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

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.
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Scheinman Faculty Mediation Program Contributes To Cornell Culture

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.
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The Powerful Possibility of Workplace Collaboration

Negotiating Police Reform

The Scheinman Institute hosts an important discussion on police reform.
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Negotiating Police Reform

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

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.
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The Collaboration Council of the North Central Bronx Hospital

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

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

Panel Examines Unionization In Big Tech

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

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.”
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ADR Hub Celebrates HerStory