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Workplace Issues Today: Directors’ guild board gives green light to labor deal

The board of directors of the Directors Guild of America has voted unanimously to recommend ratification of a deal with Hollywood studios. The three-year collective bargaining agreement reached Jan. 17 establishes key provisions involving compensation for programs offered on the Internet. “We achieved our three primary goals: jurisdiction in new media, which was absolutely essential; […]

Free Book Samples for ILR Press

Look to the ILR Press for high quality books about workplace issues, labor, management, and social policy. Free ILR Press Book Samples are available in the Catherwood Library’s DigitalCommons@ILR repository. These books are often featured as Catherwood Library Book of the Month selections.

Catherwood Librarians Available for Instruction Sessions

Whether it is a database such as Lexis or a topic such as academic integrity, Catherwood librarians are available to visit your class to instruct students on a wide variety of subjects. We can even help design an assignment that will incorporate the knowledge students will gain from an instruction session. Please contact Chris Miller […]

Dunlop Commission Documents Available on DigitalCommons@ILR

The Commission on the Future of Worker-Management Relations (Dunlop Commission) was announced by Secretary of Labor Robert B. Reich and Secretary of Commerce Ronald H. Brown on March 24, 1993. After release of the Fact Finding Report, the Commission consulted widely through public hearings, working parties comprised of several members of the Commission, and it […]

Workplace Issues Today: Bias suit finally settled after thirty-seven years

A federal judge has approved a $6.2 million settlement for black and Hispanic sheet metal workers in a 37-year-old lawsuit against a union that critics have called one of the city’s most notorious for racial discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced on Tuesday. Judge Robert L. Carter of Federal District Court in Manhattan approved […]

Longer articles with deeper analyses — Book Series now available electronically

The ILR (and Cornell) community now has electronic access to research found in book series, which often include longer articles with deeper analyses than those found in journals in the same field. The research may be searched by keywords and features such as RSS feeds, alerts, and “related articles” are provided. Let us know if […]

IWS Briefing, Winter 2008 (Volume 8 Issue 1)

IWS Briefing is a newsletter on workplace issues and research from the ILR School at Cornell University, produced by the Institute for Workplace Studies. The Winter 2008 issue includes the following articles: “Global Economy Poses Challenges for Labor Movements Worldwide” “ILR Launches Workplace and Globalization Initiative” “ILR Dean Goes Global” “Labor Relations Today, Tomorrow, and […]

Get the Daily Labor Report in your Inbox

The Catherwood Library can set up email updates for many of your most valuable resources so that you will receive them automatically and have access to them from anywhere. You’ll be able to browse the contents and link directly to any items of interest whether on campus or anywhere in the world*. You can use […]

Workplace Issues Today: NLRB allows employers to prohibit union messages on company email

In a 3-to-2 ruling released Friday, the National Labor Relations Board held that employers have the right to bar workers from sending union-related email using the company email system. Critics of the decision note that the Board’s ruling applies different standards to union-related messages than to organizational-related messages involving most other subjects, and diverges from […]

Catherwood has DVDs!

Have you seen these recent documentaries?: Office Tigers; Motherhood Manifesto; No Sweat; The Real Thing; Research Methods in the Social Sciences. Have you seen the comedic TV show The Office (Seasons 1, 2, and 3)? How about these oldies but goodies?: Silkwood; Salt of the Earth; Roger & Me; Bread and Roses. We welcome suggestions […]

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