U.S. labor strikes up 52% in 2022 as worker activism rises

Strike numbers rose in 2022, reflecting a trend of more U.S. work stoppages in recent years by workers and activists in the labor movement, according to a report published Feb. 21 by the ILR School.

Flint water crisis demonstrates value of social networks

The size, strength and makeup of people’s social networks are key indicators of how they will respond to the health consequences of an environmental disaster, according to a new Cornell study that focused on the Flint, Michigan water crisis.

‘Staggering’ disparities: Homelessness risk varies across race

Black and Indigenous Americans are far more likely to experience homelessness than other groups, according to a Cornell-led study that is the first to report national, annual rates of sheltered homelessness over time across race and ethnicity.

Cornell expert leading effort to establish nutrition guidelines

Cornell nutrition expert Angela Odoms-Young will serve as the vice chair of the national 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, which will review scientific evidence regarding federal nutrition programs and policies and provide nutritional guidelines for all Americans. 

MLK lecture examines racial justice after affirmative action

Stanford University’s Richard T. Ford delivered the annual lecture, focusing on the lack of difficult discussions on generations of race-based exclusion and exploitation.

Asset, wage protections may help debtors in a tough economy

States could take steps now to soften the impact of a recession by protecting residents with unsecured debt, according to a new study that reveals an inequitable patchwork of protections for Americans who are behind on their bills.

Sansiveri ’05 advocates for NFL player health, safety

Since joining the NFL Players Association as its general counsel in 2010, Sean Sansiveri ’05 has been behind the NFL’s most important measures to make the game safer – including the protocol that helped save Buffalo safety Damar Hamlin’s life.

NY Lt. Gov. tour highlights sustainability, equity

New York Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado engaged with students and faculty on topics ranging from biological engineering to nutrition to 4-H programs during his first tour of the Ithaca campus on Feb. 2.

Launch of ILR School’s Climate Jobs Institute celebrated

The institute is a critical partner in New York’s nation-leading effort to address climate change, says New York State Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon said at its formal launch.

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