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The Worker Institute brings together researchers, educators and students with practitioners in labor, business and policymaking to address issues related to confronting systemic inequality and building a fair economy, robust democracy and just society. We will share opinion, analysis, research, data, insights and training from our faculty and staff.

Fair and Safe Return to Work: Protecting Workers and Communities during Reopening

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Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 12:00pm to 1:15pm

Find out more, see the panelists, and register for this virtual event at Cornell Events.

Hosted by the Worker Institute at Cornell University ILR School and Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) - New York 

This webinar will examine the issues that workers and communities are facing as New York City undergoes phase 4 of the reopening of its economy. The panel will bring together community and worker advocates, as well as policymakers and experts to discuss the protections needed during reopening, and to evaluate the possible solutions to such needs. Among the questions that the panelists will address: What are the most pressing needs that workers and communities are experiencing in NYC as a result of the COVID crisis? How are safety precautions affecting workers and small businesses? What policies would be most appropriate to protect workers’ rights during this economic crisis?

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