Creative tactics earn union $18 minimum wage

Airport workers in New York City’s main airports are mobilizing to support a bill that will increase employees’ pay to nearly $18 an hour. New York lawmakers are expected to vote on the legislation before the end of the current legislative session. Kate Bronfenbrenner, director of labor education research at Cornell University’s School of Industrial and […]

To govern, Macron will need more than a victory on Sunday

On Sunday, French voters will decide who will be their next president in the second – and final – round of a critical election. The two candidates – both fringe in French politics – are pro-business, centrist Emmanuel Macron and anti-immigrant, far-right Marine Le Pen. Cornell University experts comment on this race and how the […]

Uber shuns civil society with bumbled response to strike

The ride-sharing service Uber has been at the center of much criticism after the company decided to break a taxi union’s strike against Trump’s immigration orders on Saturday, a move that is provoking continuing protests this week. Dania Rajendra, extension faculty at Cornell University’s Worker Institute, says Uber’s transparent attempt to profit from a demonstration […]

Union leader, not Trump, is winner of Twitter clash

Kate Bronfenbrenner, director of labor education research at Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations is expert in labor policy and union strategies. She says Trump’s recent Tweets to United Steelworkers 1999 President Chuck Jones come across as bullying an individual voter. Bio: https://www.ilr.cornell.edu/people/kate-bronfenbrenner   Bronfenbrenner says:  “This exchange puts Trump in a peculiar position […]

Study finds dramatic improvement in unions’ practices

ITHACA, N.Y. – In a dramatic shift of practice during the past 20 years, U.S. unions are progressively embracing conventional organizational habits according to research led by Lois S. Gray, professor of labor management relations at Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations. The research findings suggest “unions have increasingly adopted more formal and systematic […]

Cornell labor law experts available to comment on Supreme Court vote on unions

Kate Bronfenbrenner, director of labor education research at Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations is available to comment on the Supreme Court vote to uphold public employee fees for unions. Bronfenbrenner researches union and employer strategies in organizing and bargaining in the global economy. She has done extensive research on the impact of trade […]

Stalled wages for airport staff ground quality of travel

Roughly 2,000 airport workers including baggage handlers have gone on strike in seven of the nation’s largest airports to fight for higher wages and union rights. Art Wheaton, a senior lecturer at Cornell’s ILR School who has studied aerospace and the unions, says this publicity is not what the industry needs during the holidays and […]