The Research Fellow would contribute to an ongoing program of research around workplace sexual and racial harassment. In the Spring of 2019, we will be releasing a report on workplace sexual harassment in New York based on findings from questions we added to last year’s Empire State Poll. Building on this work, we added questions to the 2019 Empire State Poll that address the implications of recent legislation mandating anti-sexual harassment training across New York State. The Fellow would contribute towards producing a report based on the findings, which would entail compiling a literature review; conducting additional research--e.g., interviews with relevant stakeholders; helping to draft sections of the report under our supervision, and other tasks such as gathering citations. If there is time over and above this work, we would also like the Fellow to contribute to another report sharing findings on racial harassment from the 2018 Cornell National Social Survey. We anticipate keen interest in the findings from these two surveys among policymakers, anti-violence and worker justice advocates, academics working on workplace inequity, and many others.
About the Worker Institute
At its heart, the Worker Institute views its work as a contribution to reversing the growing inequality, now at historic levels, which undermines the economic and social sustainability of a vibrant democratic society. The Institute provides the nation’s most comprehensive education, training, research, and organizational support for union leaders and worker advocates. Worker Institute research fellows will have the opportunity to work directly with ILR labor extension faculty based in NYC.
The fellowship program’s goal is to provide ILR students with a unique opportunity to contribute to important projects concerning workers and unions, expand their research skills, learn about potential career paths and interact with faculty, labor leaders and other fellows.