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Work and the Coronavirus

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Helping people understand how COVID-19 affects work and employment by sharing insights and help from ILR's workplace experts.

Opinion

Reconciling Social Rights and Economic Development

International organizations must improve coordination with each other to help governments recover from COVID-19, says Assistant Professor Desiree LeClercq.
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Reconciling Social Rights and Economic Development

Pandemic, racial inequities underscore need for better labor market data

Former U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics commissioner Erica Groshen describes how existing and available sources could be mined to better understand labor market data to inform an improved economic future.
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Pandemic, racial inequities underscore need for better labor market data

Opinion – All Undocumented Immigrants Deserve Citizenship – Not Just Essential Workers

Shannon Gleeson outlines the situation faced by undocumented workers, and discusses potential futures for them including pathways to citizenship and their relationship.
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Opinion – All Undocumented Immigrants Deserve Citizenship – Not Just Essential Workers

Will the True Unemployment Rate Please Stand Up?

The numbers are solid, Erica Groshen says in response to speculation that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics might have manipulated data.
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Will the True Unemployment Rate Please Stand Up?

Impact on the Workforce and People with Disabilities

YTI's Thomas Golden discusses recent survey results that cover the impact of COVID-19 on Americans with disabilities and employment.
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Impact on the Workforce and People with Disabilities

True Resilience Involves Pushing Forward From COVID-19, Not Just Bouncing Back

Russell Weaver asks whether we really want to "bounce back," instead of building better systems after the pandemic.
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True Resilience Involves Pushing Forward From COVID-19, Not Just Bouncing Back

Inequality and the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating existing inequality in the United States.
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Inequality and the Pandemic

What’s the best indicator of COVID-19’s impact on jobs?

The national jobs report issued monthly by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics includes numbers that help predict labor market behavior. ILR School Senior Extension Associate Erica Groshen, who served as bureau commissioner, explains why the report is a go-to standard for understanding employment in the United States.
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What’s the best indicator of COVID-19’s impact on jobs?

Start-up Leadership in the Time of the Coronavirus: How to Lead for Momentum

Professor Samuel Bacharach provides 9 pragmatic tips for startup leaders during the pandemic.
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Start-up Leadership in the Time of the Coronavirus: How to Lead for Momentum

Undocumented Workers Need Our Help

Undocumented workers are especially vulnerable during the pandemic, Patricia Campos-Medina of ILR’s Worker Institute writes in this NJ.com opinion piece.
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Undocumented Workers Need Our Help

NYS Should Expand Prevailing Wage

In a “Gotham Gazette” opinion piece, ILR's Fred Kotler advocates for expanding the prevailing wage in New York state.
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NYS Should Expand Prevailing Wage

Surprise Medical Bills Loom Over ER Visits

Surprise medical bills of huge proportions follow many emergency room visits. Private equity firms that increasingly control hospitals are often to blame and need to stop the practice, particularly during the pandemic, writes Professor Rose Batt.
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Surprise Medical Bills Loom Over ER Visits

Farmworker Vulnerabilities Exposed by COVID-19

ILR Assistant Professor Verónica Martínez-Matsuda explores the challenges and vulnerabilities of farmworkers during the pandemic.
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Farmworker Vulnerabilities Exposed by COVID-19

Economic Impact of Coronavirus

ILR Visiting Scholar Erica Groshen, who served as commissioner of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, discussed on the “Capital Pressroom” radio program how the economy has been stunned by the coronavirus.
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Economic Impact of Coronavirus

You’re Leading the Old Way: Get Over It

Professor Samuel Bacharach provides seven steps to better management in the time of COVID-19.
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You’re Leading the Old Way: Get Over It

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