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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.

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Labor Leading on Climate: Creating Good Jobs While Combating Climate Change

Lara Skinner of The Worker Institute speaks with labor leaders
Labor Leading on Climate: Creating Good Jobs While Combating Climate Change

Standing Up for Dignity: Report Reveals Struggles of Women Day Laborers

Standing Up for Dignity: Women Day Laborers in Brooklyn, NY
Standing Up for Dignity: Report Reveals Struggles of Women Day Laborers

The Creative Economy

Worker Institute research designed to inform entertainment workforce

The Creative Economy

New Smartphone App Helps Day Laborers Report Abuse & Fight Wage Theft

The Jornalera Wage Theft App links the struggle for immigrant workers’ rights to the concept of community accountability

Jornalero Wage Theft App - "They tell you: 'Sure I will pay you tomorrow"
New Smartphone App Helps Day Laborers Report Abuse & Fight Wage Theft

Student Fellows Examine Caregiving Among Working-Class Men

Worker Institute Undergraduate Research Fellows and faculty examine caregiving patterns and responsibilities among working-class men

Worker Institute student research fellows, spring 2016
Student Fellows Examine Caregiving Among Working-Class Men

IBEW Local 3 Highlights Worker Institute's Climate Jobs Program

IBEW Local 3 recognizes collaborative effort to develop the Climate Jobs Program for New York State

Labor at the People's Climate March
IBEW Local 3 Highlights Worker Institute's Climate Jobs Program