DEAL Club executive board, left to right: Kassidy Slaughter ’24, Zuhair Imaduddin ’23, Ethan Abbate ’24, Michelle Wei, A&S ’24, Kiran Abraham-Aggarwal ’25

Future of work examined by ILR-based Digital Economy and Labor club

As an ILR School student, Zuhair Imaduddin ’23 sees the crucial intersection between technology and labor. 

“We learn in ILR about the changing nature of work. The gig economy, technologies like automation, and new labor organizations like the Amazon Labor Union – the future of work is unfolding before our eyes",” he said. 

This led to the creation of Cornell’s Digital Economy and Labor club, with Imaduddin as founder and president. 

While “DEAL,” as the club is known, is an ILR-registered club, it welcomes anyone of any major to participate, and that is one of the club’s biggest assets, Imaduddin said. “Everyone comes with different backgrounds, but have overlapping interests. This is exactly the way the future of technology and labor issues are going, in my opinion. It’s essential to have these different perspectives in the club.” 

A full version of this story can be found on the ILR website
Amelia Rajakumar ’24 is a student writer for ILR Communications.

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