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About the Worker 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.

 

Our Mission

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.

Advisory Council
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See our advisory council

People at the Institute

  • Executive Director, The Worker Institute

  • Professor of Labor and Employment Law, ILR School, Academic Director, The Worker Institute

  • Senior Extension Associate - Director of Research for Worker Rights and Equity

  • Retired Extension Associate, The Worker Institute

Kim Cook is the past President of SEIU Local 925, a local of 26,000 child care and public sector workers in Washington State.

  • Education and Training Extension Associate

  • Co-Director of the National Labor Leadership Institute

  • Senior Extension Associate

  • Research and Policy Development Extension Associate

  • Program Administrative Assistant

  • Program Coordinator

  • Director of the National Labor Leadership initiative

  • Communication Specialist

  • Research and Policy Development Extension Associate

  • Program Coordinator

  • Senior Extension Associate

  • Extension Associate for Training and Organizational Development

  • Director, Labor Leading on Climate Initiative

  • Senior Project Administrator

  • Director of Workplace Issues

In-person NYC Workshop: Gender Based Violence and Harassment: The Union’s Role in Prevention, Intervention and Cultural Change

Join us in NYC on June 15 and 21, 2022. The resurgence of the #MeToo movement, resurgence in anti-transgender legislation across the country, and the continued impacts of the pandemic have challenged unions to take on issues of gender-based violence.
Workshop NYC
In-person NYC Workshop: Gender Based Violence and Harassment: The Union’s Role in Prevention, Intervention and Cultural Change

The Sound Of Solidarity: Labor’s Family-friendly Music Festival Returns

Suffolk AME, the Long Island Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, and more than 20 other Labor unions from throughout New York will band together in solidarity to bring the charitable Mayday Music Festival back to Southaven County Park on Long Island this May 14th, 2022.
People Dancing
The Sound Of Solidarity: Labor’s Family-friendly Music Festival Returns

From Retail to Tech to Universities: Unionizing for Equity in all Workplaces

Join us on Friday, April 29th, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. for a Union Days event, "From Retail to Tech to Universities: Unionizing for Equity in all Workplaces." In-person on our Ithaca campus and virtually.
Students Protesting
From Retail to Tech to Universities: Unionizing for Equity in all Workplaces

Worker Institute Fellows

 

Through our Fellows program, the Worker Institute acknowledges the groundbreaking work of our external colleagues and partners in the labor movement. Worker Institute Fellows have been nominated due to their ongoing and continued work on key Worker Institute projects.

 

See full list of fellows
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See full list of fellows

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