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2024 Future of Care Work Convening: Forging Connections Across Care

The Worker Institute will host the 2024 Future of Care Work Convening, bringing together advocates, care workers, labor leaders, scholars, and organizers committed to placing care workers' needs and voices at the center of discussions on the future of care work. Building on the energy of the first convening, this year’s speakers, panels, and action sessions will focus on care as a public good, innovative examples of raising standards across care sectors, and building connections across care providers and recipients and paid and unpaid care work.

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2024 Future of Care Work Convening: Forging Connections Across Care
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About the Institute

The Worker Institute at Cornell engages in research and education on contemporary labor issues, to generate innovative thinking and solutions to problems related to work, economy and society. The institute brings together researchers, educators and students with practitioners in labor, business and policymaking to confront growing economic and social inequalities, in the interests of working people and their families. A core value of the Worker Institute is that collective representation and workers' rights are vital to a fair economy, robust democracy and just society.

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Core Offerings

The Worker Institute serves as a hub for policy research, publication, and training for policymakers, entrepreneurs, and activists engaged in the public debate to reduce economic inequality.

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Student Engagement

 

The Worker Institute at Cornell is committed to engaging Cornell ILR undergraduate and graduate students through our coursesresearch fellowshipsgraduate programs, and other professional development opportunities.

 

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“Stories of Belonging” Immigration Project Featured in NYC’s Photoville Festival

Cornell ILR’s Worker Institute (WI) will feature a community-engaged research project at the 13th Annual Photoville Festival at Brooklyn Bridge Park from June 1-16, 2024.
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“Stories of Belonging” Immigration Project Featured in NYC’s Photoville Festival

WI Launches We Rise Nanny Training Report

“We Rise shifted people’s mindset from ‘I’m just a nanny’ to ‘I do some of the most important work in society, work that raises children and without which nothing else could function. My compensation should reflect my importance to your family and the world,’” said Ketchel Carey ‘23.
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WI Launches We Rise Nanny Training Report

Learning to lead: ILR institute trains the next generation of union organizers

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A former sanitation worker, Hill is one of 32 labor professionals set to graduate June 6 from the AFL-CIO/Cornell-ILR Union Leadership Institute (ULI).
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Learning to lead: ILR institute trains the next generation of union organizers

Lois Gray Innovation Initiative 

The Lois Gray Innovation Initiative was founded by labor pioneer Lois Gray to generate innovative thinking and solutions to problems related to work, economy, and society.

The Lois Gray Innovation Fund provide financial incentives for collaboration between resident and extension faculty in relation to priority programs of The Worker Institute.

It ensures faculty, researchers and students have the opportunity to fulfill the institute’s mission of advancing worker rights and collective representation.

 

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Learn more about the Initiative