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    • On-Demand Employment, Worker Misclassification, and Labor Standards 

      Kotler, Fred B. (2019-01-01)
      [Excerpt] On-demand platform work, like other forms of contingent and temporary employment, destabilizes industries, undermines worker protections and living standards, and significantly contributes to wealth and income ...
    • On-Demand Platform Workers in New York State: The Challenges for Public Policy 

      DeVault, Ileen A.; Figueroa, Maria; Kotler, Fred B.; Maffie, Michael; Wu, John (2019-01-01)
      [Excerpt] This report examines one specific subset of New York state’s contingent workforce: on-demand workers who obtain work through online platforms or “apps.” Often referred to popularly as “gig” workers, we use the ...
    • Organised Labour and Community Colleges 

      Gray, Lois S. (1976-10-01)
      [Excerpt] This paper will explore areas of labour-community college cooperation, survey jointly planned programmes currently underway, and analyse problem areas.
    • Passion for Justice’ 

      Margolies, Ken (2011-07-01)
      [Excerpt] Drawing on my experience and contacts, I advise and assist ILR students who are interested in working in the labor movement or other social justice organizations. Today's students seem more focused and practical ...
    • Paths to Global Social Regulation – What Can Americans Learn from the European Union 

      Compa, Lance A.; Turner, Lowell (2003-01-01)
      [Excerpt] For American proponents of global justice, social Europe appears distant yet inspirational, with all its weaknesses still a "vanguard" model for the social regulation of the global economy. We believe that a great ...
    • Perils of the High and Low Roads: Employment Relations in the United States and Germany 

      Turner, Lowell; Wever, Kirsten S.; Fichter, Michael (2001-01-01)
      [Excerpt] The U.S. crisis is characterized by growing income inequality, a shrinking safety net, and the decline of worker representation. Like the German crisis, it is caused in part by intensified global competition. ...
    • Political Insiders and Social Activists: Coalition Building in New York and Los Angeles 

      Hauptmeier, Marco; Turner, Lowell (2007-01-01)
      [Excerpt] Why have labor movements in New York City and Los Angeles changed so dramatically? And more specifically, why have the activist social coalitions that revitalized the labor movement in Los Angeles not played the ...
    • Power and Voice at Work: New Yorkers View Employer Retaliation as a Barrier to Addressing Workplace Problems and Express Desire for Union Representation 

      Tung, Irene; Pinto, Sanjay (2021-08)
      In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, this policy brief highlights key findings from the national Just Recovery Survey that provides insight into how New Yorkers compare to the rest of the country with regard to perceptions ...
    • Project Labor Agreements in New York State: In the Public Interest 

      Kotler, Fred B. J.D. (2009-03-01)
      It is especially challenging in these tough economic times for officials within New York City’s and New York State’s many entities to decide how best to use public money for construction and renovation projects. This article ...
    • Prospects for Worker Participation in Management in the Single Market 

      Turner, Lowell (1993-01-01)
      [Excerpt] This paper examines the development of and debates over the so-called social dimension of the single market project, with particular reference to the issues of employee information, consultation, and participation ...
    • Psychosocial Capacity Building in New York: Building Resiliency with Construction Workers Assigned to Ground Zero after 9/11 

      Miller, Joshua; Grabelsky, Jeffrey; Wagner, KC (2010-01-01)
      [Excerpt] Psychosocial capacity building, which is a more common approach in response to disasters outside of Western Europe and the U.S., was, in part, a reaction against the perceived “traumatization” and pathologizing ...
    • Puerto Ricans, Politics, and Labor Activism 

      Gonzalez, Eddie; Gray, Lois S. (1984-01-11)
      [Excerpt] Puerto Rican electoral activism in urban America is a relatively recent development. When we contrast electoral activism with labor activism, we find that Puerto Rican participation in the labor movement generally ...
    • Rank-and-File Participation in Organizing at Home and Abroad 

      Turner, Lowell (1998-01-01)
      [Excerpt] We know that we need labor law reform. But it is also clear that this is not all we need; nor can we expect to achieve legal reform simply by electing Democrats. That strategy did not work in 1978-79 or in 1993-94, ...
    • Reflections on Progress at Work 

      Fleron, Lou Jean; Gray, Lois Spier (1996-01-01)
      [Excerpt] Today, we enter our second half century, facing a new millennium of opportunity. We pause to celebrate with pride our ILR Extension heritage, from its roots in Buffalo. We pay tribute to colleagues before us and ...
    • Reinventing an Organizing Union: Strategies for Change 

      Grabelsky, Jeffrey; Hurd, Richard W. (1994-01-01)
      [Excerpt] Confronted by declining membership and market share as well as an erosion of bargaining strength and political influence, a sense of crisis now pervades many international unions. Some labor unions continue to ...
    • Representing Difficult People 

      Margolies, Ken (2000-05-01)
      [Excerpt] Few stewards would argue that most of their union work flows directly from problems with management. Contract misinterpretations and outright violations, thoughtless supervision, paperwork foulups and a million ...
    • Reversing Inequality, Combatting Climate Change: A Climate Jobs Program for New York State 

      Cha, J. Mijin; Skinner, Lara (2017-06-01)
      [Excerpt] Economic inequality in New York is rising. Currently, the state has the second highest level of economic inequality in the country. Unequal job growth across the state and stagnant wages in several sectors are ...
    • Revitalizing Labor In Today's World Markets 

      Turner, Lowell (2000-01-01)
      [Excerpt] Competitiveness for firms is possible via the high road or low road, or some combination of the two. For a nation, however, if competitiveness means the ability of a country's firms to sell on world markets while ...
    • Revival of the American Labor Movement: Issues, Problems, Prospects 

      Turner, Lowell; Katz, Harry C.; Hurd, Richard W. (2001-01-01)
      [Excerpt] The purpose of this book is to examine union revitalization efforts: to identify central developments, to analyze strengths and weaknesses in the new initiatives, and to assessprogress made and prospects for the ...
    • Reviving the American Labor Movement: Institutions and Mobilization 

      Hurd, Richard W.; Milkman, Ruth; Turner, Lowell (2003-01-01)
      [Excerpt] The reawakening of the American labor movement under new leadership with new strategic orientations is a remarkable chapter in late 20thcentury American economic and political history. Given up for dead by so ...