Friday, September 14, 2012

RollingStone, September 14, 2012, Friday


September 14, 2012, Friday

RollingStone (full article)

Mitt Romney's Disastrous Energy Plan

During his speech in New Mexico, Romney claimed that expanding oil and gas production would create 3 million new jobs, including 1 million in manufacturing. "Job creation numbers are always speculative," says Sean Sweeney, head of the Global Labor Institute at Cornell University.

The Atlantic, September 12, 2012, Wednesday

The Atlantic

September 12, 2012, Wednesday

The Atlantic (full article)

In Defense of Teacher Strikes

But there's a deeper problem with the arbitrator model when it comes to teachers, which was pointed out to me by James Gross, a labor law professor at Cornell and an arbitrator himself. As the Chicago conflict has demonstrated, the big questions about public schools today aren't so much about pay or hours.

YNN, September 12, 2012, Wednesday


September 12, 2012, Wednesday

YNN (full article)

Seeking the truth during campaign season

"Both parties are not immune to this. And the reason why is they do work," said Sam Nelson, Cornell University Industrial Labor Relations.

Miami Herald, September 10, 2012, Monday

Miami Herald

September 10, 2012, Monday

Miami Herald (full article)

Critics offer caution on consumer layaway programs

“People want the feeling like they are able to buy what they want today, but they’re not actually buying it. They’re putting it aside and paying a higher price for it,” said Louis Hyman, an assistant professor at Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations who’s the author of the book “Debtor Nation: The History of America in Red Ink.”

WBEN, September 10, 2012, Monday


September 10, 2012, Monday

WBEN (full article)

Chicago Teachers' Strike Poses Test For Unions Across Nation

Art Wheaton, a labor education expert in the Buffalo extension office of Cornell's NYS Labor Relations School says while striking workers often feel a walkout is their only option, they seldom win by striking.

Lima News, September 9, 2012, Sunday

Lima News

September 9, 2012, Sunday

Lima News (full article)

Striking today is rare, tough relationships after are not

“There will be plenty of tension between those people,” said Lee Adler, who teaches at Cornell University’s Industrial and Labor Relations School. “It’s very consistent with the kinds of stresses and stressors that operate on every human being on strike. That gets played out, they return to work, often with some pretty unpleasant confrontations. There are often very sharp verbal and other disagreements.”

Rock Hill Herald, September 5, 2012, Wednesday

Rock Hill Herald

September 5, 2012, Wednesday

Rock Hill Herald (full article)

National Employer Technical Assistance Center and DirectEmployers Association Partner to Promote Employment of People with Disabilities

About the Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN), an NETAC Service EARN provides employers with confidential no-cost consulting, technical assistance, customized training and up-to-date information to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace. Funding for EARN is provided by the US Department of Labor's Office of Disability and Employment Policy (ODEP) to the Employment and Disability Institute (EDI) at Cornell University's ILR School. EDI is a leading resource on employment and disability for businesses, lawmakers, federal and state agencies, educational institutions, unions, and service providers.

SHRM, September 1, 2012, Saturday


September 1, 2012, Saturday

SHRM (full article)

Get Moving

Employers' well-intended efforts in promoting physical activity may inadvertently create "almost a class system of the fit and the unfit," says Steve Miranda, managing director of the Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., and former chief human resources officer for SHRM.

New Unionism, September 2012

New Unionism

September 2012

New Unionism (full article)

Managing union management

Management is a function, as well as a class of people. In this article, network member Ken Margolies discusses the management function within unions.

Huffington Post , August 30, 2012, Thursday

Huffington Post

August 30, 2012, Thursday

Huffington Post (full article)

The Role of Money in Politics: Extreme Energy Edition

Of course, not everyone will bear these costs. The fracking industry, for one, is looking to profit handsomely, especially now that it can expand into New York. While TransCanada's profits fell last quarter, it still managed to pay out C$272 million to shareholders and have total revenue of C$1.8 billion. At the same time, the job creation and economic development promises these companies make to the impacted communities are unlikely to come through. Cornell's Global Labor Institute definitively debunked TransCanada's job creation number and the idea that fracking creates great, local jobs is a myth, as seen by the inability of fracking operations in Pennsylvania to deliver on the level of local job creation promised.