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Happy Thanksgiving!

Have a great holiday! The Catherwood Library will be closed 11/27-11/29 for Thanksgiving break. We will reopen at 2 pm on 11/30.

We’re moving!

As of November 24, 2008, the Catherwood Library @ ilr blog will be moving to its new digs at: While those of you who visit us at our home page will be redirected to the new URL automatically for the first month, folks using RSS readers should be sure to adjust your subscriptions. Thanks! […]

Workplace Issues Today: Businesses seek relief from weighty pension requirements

Many large businesses and trade organizations are asking the government to grant temporary relief from pension fund rules requiring large company contributions. The Pension Protection Act of 2006 was designed to safeguard employee pensions, but has had the added effect of an unusually large burden on firms strapped for cash amid the global financial slowdown. […]

need worldwide demographic and labor market data?

Try CEIC Data!  Now available to the Cornell Community, CEIC Data provides access to 1.2 million macro-economic time series and statistics from over 50 countries.   The number and historical depth vary by country for the employment and labor-related series, but this is an incredibly rich database.  In-depth data is available for China.

Workplace Issues Today: Questions about where the auto industry is headed start to come up

Congress begins to consider the plight of the U.S. auto industry this week as the first of the American ‘Big Three,’ General Motors (GM) teeters on the brink of collapse. Although President-elect Barack Obama has made his intention to aid the auto industry clear, automakers and the United Auto Workers fear that his help may […]

Workplace Issues Today: Morgan Stanley sheds even more jobs amid economic crisis

Morgan Stanley announced plans to slash an additional 10% of jobs in its institutional securities group, including investment bankers and traders, on top of the 10% cut previously. Another 9% of jobs will be eliminated from its money management division. The downsizing comes even after Morgan Stanley switched to a bank holding company in order […]

Workplace Issues Today: Labor opposes NY Governor’s plans for school and Medicaid budget cuts midyear

In response to New York Governor Paterson’s proposed budget cuts for schools and Medicaid, as well as a possible attempt to renegotiate labor agreements, both hospital advocacy groups and public employee unions have expressed harsh disapproval. Several union leaders have already stated their refusal to reopen contracts, and pointed out the potential negative impact of […]

Employment Discrimination Verdicts and Settlements

BNA’s Employment Discrimination Verdicts and Settlements is a searchable database (accessible from ILR locations only), containing thousands of employment discrimination verdicts, settlements, and awards since January 1996.  Click on the “Search All Issues” button to see the search options.  Advanced searching allows finding entries by monetary amount of award; cause of action; tribunal; names of […] available at Cornell

The Cornell University Library is providing members of the Cornell community with access to, an excellent resource for faculty, staff, and students of the ILR School who want to gather information about a nation that’s a growing force in the world of work. From the website itself: is the authentic source for Indian statistics […]

Workplace Issues Today: Schwarzenegger vetoes 8 of 9 workers’ compensations bills

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed 8 bills on workers’ comp delivered to him by his Democrat-controlled Senate last week. Bills vetoed included one intended to double benefits for workers permanently injured on-the-job, one that would have made it illegal for insurance companies to reduce disability awards based on gender, race or age, and one that […]

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