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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.

New Report: A High Road for Home Care

Ruby Lovelist

A new study from Cornell’s ILR Worker Institute, “A High Road for Home Care: Program Assessment of the Healthcare Workers Rising Transportation Pilot,” examines a ride-service program for homecare workers in the upstate New York region that was launched during the height of the pandemic last year. Developed by Healthcare Workers Rising with support from the 1199SEIU Training and Employment Fund’s Ladders to Value Workforce Investment Organization, the innovative program provided free-of-cost transportation for workers in Buffalo, Rochester, and Niagara Falls to reach their clients.

Read the study here.

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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. For more about the Worker Institute, visit https://www.ilr.cornell.edu/worker-institute . Follow WI on Twitter @workerinstitute.

Healthcare Workers Rising is a growing movement of caregivers, clients, and community members who believe in the power of care.  Together, we can build a care system that works for everyone - ensuring both patients and workers are able to live healthy, happy lives. For more about Healthcare Workers Rising, visit https://www.healthcareworkersrising.org/. Follow HWR on Facebook @healthcareworkersrising.

 

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