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ILR Access: Information Service for Practitioners

ILR:Access provides extensive research and specialized services to the ILR community beyond Cornell. Union stewards, human resource managers, law firms, journalists, small business owners, and scholars from all over the world have used our services. The service was established in 1977 to meet the demands of individuals throughout the country and the world for access […]

Workplace Issues Today: U.S. experiences big weekly jump in unemployment claims

New filings for unemployment claims rose more than expected last week, matching the highest level since 2005, according to a report released Thursday by the Labor Department. According to the report, 378,000 people filed for unemployment for the first time in the week ending March 15, up 22,000 from a revised 356,000 reported in the […]

New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2nd edition, edited by Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume, contains over 1,850 articles by more than 1,500 of the world’s leading economists. Labour economics, human capital, industrial relations, and industrial organization are some of the broader topics of relevance with hundreds of related and narrower topics . […]

Finding Unfair Labor Practice Charges – Catherwood’s Reference Question of the Month

Each month Catherwood’s librarians and reference staff feature a “Reference Question of the Month.” This March it is: How can I find out if a company has ever had an unfair labor practice filed against it? To learn the answer, visit our Question of the Month web page –

Workplace Issues Today: Cheap labor not so cheap as Chinese workers are given choice

For decades, China’s massive workforce of factory hands and construction workers had little choice but to work long hours in often poor conditions for pitifully low salaries. But a mushrooming of factories, even in the country’s sluggish interior, mean that these days workers have more clout than ever when hunting for jobs. Wages are being […]

Reunion Weekend Learning Opportunity!

“Blogging the World of Work” Date: Saturday, June 7 Time: 9:15-9:45 am Place: 233A Ives Hall Instructor: Christian Miller Staying up to date with the latest news and information about the ILR field can be a time consuming process. Why waste time visiting all the different sites you use, when you can let those sites tell you when […]

Trade Union Revitalisation (Book of the Month)

Trade Union Revitalisation: Trends and Prospects in 34 Countries, edited by Craig Phelan, is Catherwood’s Book of the Month. From the publisher’s web site: Although trade unionism has been declining in virtually every part of the world, its continued demise is not a foregone conclusion. As it has throughout its history, trade unionism has demonstrated […]

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