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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.

Unions and employers

Reopening the NYC Film and TV Industry

Labor and management leaders in the industry have issued a set of safety protocols so that production can safely resume during the pandemic.
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Reopening in NYC: An Overview of Phase 4

A high-level overview of the regulatory changes made in Phase 4 of reopening in NYC
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Reopening in NYC: Understanding the Impact of Phase 3

Madison Meltz offers a discussion of the business landscape changes in Phase 3 of reopening in NYC.
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What’s the Connection between COVID-19 and Climate Change? Inequality

The triple crises of COVID-19, climate change and soaring inequality present a moment of great peril and opportunity for the U.S.
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Reopening Schools Will Take Community Collaboration

When tensions start to rise over school reopening details, communities can rally around anthems reminding them to negotiate in ways that will benefit children.
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Crisis Management and Covid-19

Nellie Brown outlines steps organizations can take to best plan for crisis management during the pandemic.
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Understanding The Increase in Domestic Violence During the Coronavirus Pandemic as a Union Issue

KC Wagner discusses Domestic violence as a growing concern for unions during the COVID-19 crisis.
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Gig Worker Rights in New York State during the Covid-19 Crisis and Beyond

Sponsored by the Worker Institute's Lois Gray Innovation Initiative, this webinar will examine the issues that gig-economy workers have been facing prior to and during the COVID-19 crisis. The panel will assess the existing policy and organizing solutions to the challenges.
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Healthcare Labor-Management Partnership in the time of Our Pandemic

The knowledge and experience of front-line employees is crucial to the process as businesses and communities plan for reopening after COVID.
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Inequality and the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating existing inequality in the United States.
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Collective Bargaining and Contract Enforcement during the COVID-19 Crisis

The COVID-19 crisis poses many issues not anticipated in existing collective bargaining agreements. We explain how new bargaining may be initiated by employers and unions.
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Webinar: Building Worker Power in New York State during the COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond

On April 30th, 2020, join us for a live online forum hosted by the NYS AFL-CIO-Cornell University Union Leadership Institute
Building Worker POwer in NY State during the COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond

Who is an Essential Worker in NYS?

Exactly who is deemed an "essential worker" in New York state?
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U.S. Government Mandates COVID-19 Paid Leave

The Federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act -- here's how it works.
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Mapping Workers at Risk of Layoffs and Loss of Health Care

Which New York state residents are most likely to lose their jobs? Where do they live and what do they do?
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Worker Alcohol Abuse: Employers Can Help

Knowing who is at risk and how to support those most in need helps managers assist workers who are especially vulnerable during the pandemic, according to ILR Associate Professor William Sonnenstuhl.
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