New app helps workers fight employer abuses, wage theft

The Worker Institute at Cornell, of the School of Industrial Labor Relations, plays critical role in development of The Jornaler@ Wage Theft App WHAT: Launch of Jornaler@ App ­– a new app that allows users to safely share their experiences and report abusive and neglectful employers, simplifying the process of documenting wage theft and other […]

Samsung’s battery woes began with a thinner ‘club sandwich’

In an announcement Thursday, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a recall for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Officials fear the mobile devices – specifically the phone’s battery – pose a serious fire hazard. Hector Abruña, the director of the Energy Materials Center at Cornell University and an expert on lithium ion batteries, says […]