Labor experts discuss “Work for a Brighter Future” report in NYC

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Mary Catt


Discussion on the International Labor Organization’s latest report “Work for a Brighter Future”


Thursday, Jan. 31, 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.


Cornell ILR, 570 Lexington Ave. (at 51st), New York, NY


Media members are asked to RSVP to Mary Catt at or 315-651-1168.

New York, N.Y. – Labor experts at Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations and at the International Labor Organization (ILO) will discuss the ILO’s latest report, “Work for a Brighter Future,” released this week. The event will take place in Cornell’s new Manhattan hub, the historic General Electric building (formerly the RCA Victor building) at 570 Lexington Ave. in midtown Manhattan.

Journalists are invited for a half-day of discussions starting at 9 a.m. about the report’s key findings, as well as its main policy recommendations.

Featured panelists, among others, include:

  • Alexander James Colvin – Interim Dean of the ILR School at Cornell University
  • John Irons – Director of Future of Work at the Ford Foundation
  • Richard Samans – Managing Director of the World Economic Forum
  • Bhairavi Desai, Executive Director of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance
  • Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., District Attorney of New York County
  • Esta Bigler Director of the Labor and Employment Law Program at the ILR School at Cornell University
  • Diane Burton, Associate Professor of Human Resource Studies at the ILR School at Cornell University
  • Louis Hyman – Director of the Institute for Workplace Studies at ILR School at Cornell University.

Michelle Fleury –Business Correspondent with the BBC World News will serve as moderator. For more details about the line-up, please see:

The event will be livestreamed at


Cornell University has dedicated television and audio studios available for media interviews supporting full HD, ISDN and web-based platforms.