The Worker Institute at Cornell, based at the ILR School, is a broad forum for research and education on contemporary labor issues. The institute applies innovative thinking and a problem-solving approach to the workplace, economy and society, bringing together in collaborative projects researchers, educators and students with practitioners in labor, business, and policymaking. We need this combined expertise and engagement to confront growing economic and social inequalities, in the interests of working people and their families.

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Publications and Papers from 2012

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Managing Union Management, Ken Margolies

Publications and Papers from 2011

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The Empirical Case for Streamlining the NLRB Certification Process: The Role of Date of Unfair Labor Practice Occurrence, Kate Bronfenbrenner and Dorian Warren

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'Passion for Justice’, Ken Margolies

Publications and Papers from 2010

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Youth and Unions, Marlena Fontes and Ken Margolies

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Psychosocial Capacity Building in New York: Building Resiliency with Construction Workers Assigned to Ground Zero after 9/11, Joshua Miller, Jeffrey Grabelsky, and K. C. Wagner

Publications and Papers from 2009

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Cultural Capital: Challenges to New York State’s Competitive Advantages in the Arts and Entertainment Industry, Lois Gray, Maria Figueroa, Catherine Lanier, and Daniel Cerio

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ILR Labor Advance, Spring 2009, ILR Extension Labor Programs

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Project Labor Agreements in New York State: In the Public Interest, Fred B. Kotler J.D.

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Is There A Women’s Way Of Organizing? Genders, Unions, and Effective Organizing, Pam Whitefield, Sally Alvarez, and Yasmin Emrani

Publications and Papers from 2008

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Collective Bargaining in the Era of Grocery Industry Restructuring, Richard W. Hurd

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ILR Labor Advance, Fall 2008, ILR Extension Labor Programs

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Institutions and Activism: Crisis and Opportunity for a German Labor Movement in Decline, Lowell Turner

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Green Jobs: Towards Decent Work in a Sustainable, Low-Carbon World, Worldwatch Institute and Cornell University Global Labor Institute

Publications and Papers from 2007

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The Cost of Worker Misclassification in New York State, Linda H. Donahue, James Ryan Lamare, and Fred B. Kotler J.D.

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A New Alliance in New York State: A Progress Report on the Labor Movement’s Restructuring, Capacity Building, and Programmatic Work, Jeff Grabelsky

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ILR Impact Brief - Transcending Free Market Unionism: A New Alliance for New York State Unions, Jeff Grabelsky

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Construction or De-construction? The Road to Revival in the Building Trades, Jeffrey Grabelsky

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Serving the Public Interest: Preventing Double-Breasting in the Construction Industry, Jeffrey Grabelsky

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Capital Mobility and Job Loss: Corporate Restructuring, Production Shifts, and Outsourcing, Stephanie Luce and Kate Bronfenbrenner

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Why Contracts Can Be Hard To Interpret, Ken Margolies

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Advantages of Backwardness: Lessons for Social Europe from the American Labour Movement, Lowell Turner

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Green Jobs: Towards Sustainable Work in a Low-Carbon World, Worldwatch Institute