The Worker Institute's research, policy, and technical assistance program focuses on the innovative work led by faculty in our three key initiative areas: Equity at Work, Labor Leading on Climate Initiative, and Precarious Work.
All these projects have been successful individually in advancing key policy recommendations and in developing partnerships with social justice advocates, elected officials, and policy stakeholders.
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.
Labor Leading on ClimateSee all of our work on Labor Leading on Climate
Labor Leading on Climate has brought together an impressive array of labor leaders in NY State to begin addressing climate change issues and their economic implications.
Equity at WorkLearn more about Equity at Work
Equity at Work tackles difficult questions of gendered and racialized harassment, discrimination, and violence, examining their varied manifestations in different industries and workplaces.
Precarious WorkLearn more about Precarious Work
Precarious Work focuses on low-wage workers who are often without either collective representation or regulatory coverage; projects here include examining understudied areas of the “gig economy."