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Strategic Corporate Research Summer School

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Co-sponsored by Cornell ILR and the AFL-CIO, this course is for students who work or want to work in labor and other social-change organizations that strive to make and keep corporations accountable.

2021 Strategic Corporate Research Summer School

Sponsored by Cornell ILR and the AFL-CIO Center for Strategic Research

When: June 13 – 25, 2021

Where: Online

Course Overview

This course is for anyone seeking careers in the labor movement, worker centers, environmental groups, or other social-change organizations to make and keep corporations accountable. By the end of the course, participants will be prepared to begin and advance in careers in strategic research and strategic campaigns from having understood and researched corporate ownership structure, corporate finance, and the sources of union power.

The course is also for students who want to learn about and contribute to the innovations taking place in union organizing and bargaining campaigns that led to major wins for workers, including teachers, digital media workers, and airport cleaners. These victories came about through a combination of grassroots rank-and-file mobilizing, rank-and-file leadership development, and escalating actions in the workplace and broader community. However, fundamental to all these campaigns was careful strategic research. Learn more about the course.

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The labor movement and allied organizations face a shortage of strategic researchers. Graduates understand how to research corporate structure and power to develop union campaign strategies.

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The 2021 course will be held virtually - take advantage of this year's discounted tuition!

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