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

      Grabelsky, Jeff (2007-09-01)
      [Excerpt] In the few years since the AFL-CIO consolidated 25 of the 31 central labor councils in New York State into five area labor federations (ALFs), local union affiliates have begun to transcend the narrow interests ...
    • ILR Impact Brief – Employee or Independent Contractor? Misclassification Comes at a Price 

      Donahue, Linda H.; Lamare, James Ryan; Kotler, Fred B. (2007-04-01)
      Misclassification of workers occurs at the time of hiring, when individuals are categorized as employees or independent contractors. The legal distinction between the two relates to the right of control over work: employees ...
    • ILR Labor Advance, Fall 2008 

      ILR Extension Labor Programs (2008-10-01)
    • ILR Labor Advance, Spring 2009 

      ILR Extension Labor Programs (2009-04-01)
    • Implementation of the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard for Small Business 

      Brown, Nellie J.; Platner, James W. (1988-01-01)
      [Excerpt] The small business utilizes as single owner/operator or a small number of supervisors with multiple responsibilities. Small workforces, limited resources, limited time, and limited technical expertise can make ...
    • Industrial Relations and the Reorganization of Work in West Germany: Lessons for the U.S. 

      Turner, Lowell (1992-01-01)
      [Excerpt] Some have suggested that to compete in the new world economy we must not only adopt Japanese production practices but also abandon Western traditions of independent unionism. When U.S. trade unionists naturally ...
    • Introduction 

      Gray, Lois Spier; Seeber, Ronald L. (1996-01-01)
      [Excerpt] There is perhaps no more visible segment of the American economy than the arts and entertainment sector. When the Writers guild engaged its members in a strike against the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television ...
    • Introduction: A Wide-Angle Lens for a Global Marketplace 

      Wever, Kirsten S.; Turner, Lowell (1995-01-01)
      [Excerpt] We hope in this volume to accomplish three things. First, we hope to meet the wide and growing demand in the IR community for a better understanding of industrial relations developments abroad. That is, we would ...
    • Introduction: An Urban Resurgence of Social Unionism 

      Turner, Lowell (2007-01-01)
      [Excerpt] The essays presented here examine the emergence, successes, and failures of contemporary urban-based labor movements, especially in the United States, where such developments are most significant, but also in the ...
    • Invisible No More: The Role of Training and Education in Increasing Union Activism of Chinese Home Care Workers in Local 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East (UHE) 

      Margolies, Ken (2008-03-01)
      [Excerpt] In 2002 only a small number of Chinese home care workers represented by 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East (UHE) were involved in their union. Language, unfamiliarity with unions in the United States, and, ...
    • Is There A Women’s Way Of Organizing? Genders, Unions, and Effective Organizing 

      Whitefield, Pam; Alvarez, Sally; Emrani, Yasmin (2009-01-01)
      [Excerpt] Between spring of 2008 and summer 2009, Cornell ILR Labor Programs faculty, staff, and students conducted a project to investigate and analyze several recent examples of women-focused union organizing campaigns. ...
    • Labor Action Tracker: Annual Report 2021 

      Kallas, Johnnie; Grageda, Leonardo; Friedman, Eli (2022)
      [Excerpt] 2021 was a dramatic year for the US labor movement, with an upsurge in strike activity that gained extensive media attention. In light of ongoing speculation about the scope of these actions, we are particularly ...
    • Labor and Global Justice: Emerging Reform Coalitions in the World's Only Superpower 

      Turner, Lowell (2004-01-01)
      This paper examines rejuvenated labor, environmental and campus movements in the U.S., in case studies of living wage, anti-sweatshop, sustainable development and Justice for Janitors campaigns. The cases offer surprising ...
    • Labor Studies Credit and Degree Programs: A Growth Sector of Higher Education 

      Gray, Lois S. (1976-05-01)
      [Excerpt] In a time of generally declining economic activity, labor studies for college credit is a flourishing enterprise. While college enrollments are dropping, budgets being cut back, and new or marginal programs ...
    • Labor, Management, and Government Interactions 

      Katz, Harry C.; Kochan, Thomas A.; Colvin, Alexander (2015-01-01)
      [Excerpt] Labor, management, and government engage in complex interactions in emerging countries, and these interactions strongly influence the evolution of labor relations in those countries. For example, unions and other ...
    • Labor-Management Cooperation 

      Gray, Lois S. (1983-06-01)
      [Excerpt] In analyzing labor-management cooperation, it is important to be clear on what it is not. It is not an absence of strikes or conflict. Cooperation is not synonymous with industrial peace. Cooperation may take ...
    • Larry Rogin and Brendan Sexton: Labor Educators 

      Allen, Russell; Gray, Lois S. (1991-03-01)
      [Excerpt] This volume came about because their friends and work mates in labor education wanted to do something to pay their respects to two giants in their field—Brendan Sexton and Larry Rogin, who died within a few weeks ...
    • Letter to the Editor, <i>New Labor Forum</i> 

      Grabelsky, Jeffrey (2007-01-01)
      [Excerpt] Bill Fletcher and Rick Hurd have shined a critical light on a vital issue facing the labor movement. They have asked, but not yet answered, how the AFL-ClO's "Organizing for Change, Changing to Organize" program ...
    • Lighting the Spark: COMET Program Mobilizes the Ranks for Construction Organizing 

      Grabelsky, Jeffrey (1995-01-01)
      This article describes the COMET (Construction Organizing Membership Education Training) program. Faced with declining membership and market share and an erosion of bargaining strength and political influence, building ...
    • Looking Ahead 

      Gray, Lois Spier; Seeber, Ronald L. (1996-01-01)
      [Excerpt] The American entertainment industry and its system of labor-management relations is now at a crossroads. Its future will be determined to a great extent by emerging developments that could either hinder or ...