Richard Hurd named associate director of Cornell Institute for Hosp. Labor and Employment Relations

Jan 30, 2014

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Richard Hurd named associate director of Cornell Institute for Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations
 
Ithaca, NY, January 29, 2014 - Richard W. Hurd has been named associate director of the Cornell Institute for Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations (CIHLER) at the Cornell School of Hotel Administration. He will serve as a liaison between the School of Hotel Administration and the ILR School, creating opportunities for ILR faculty to get involved in the institute and facilitating partnerships with unions and other organizations that advocate for employees.

"With the expertise of the School of Hotel Administration and the ILR School, Cornell is uniquely positioned to modernize and improve hospitality labor relations. I am excited to welcome Professor Hurd to the CIHLER team," said David Sherwyn, academic director of CIHLER and the John and Melissa Ceriale Professor of Hospitality Human Resources at the School of Hotel Administration.

In addition to his new role as CIHLER associate director, Hurd is associate dean for external relations and professor of labor studies at the ILR School. He is a leading specialist on trade union administration and strategy and on the unionization of professional workers. Hurd has published dozens of papers in books and professional journals, including several articles directly relevant to the hospitality sector. He is co-editor of four books: International Handbook on Labour Unions: Responses to Neoliberalism (2011); Rekindling the Movement; Organizing to Win; and Restoring the Promise of American Labor Law. Hurd works closely with labor organizations and professional associations, offering technical assistance on strategic issues including organizational change, internal and external organizing, and leadership development.

For more information on the Cornell Institute for Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations, visit www.cihler.cornell.edu.

About The Cornell Institute for Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations
The Cornell Institute for Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations was established in 2013 as a platform for students, employers, employees, unions, and their advocates involved in the hospitality industry. The institute's mission is to support educational programs, sponsor and disseminate research, and hold conferences and roundtables dedicated to the improvement of labor and employment relations, labor and employment law, human resource management, and leadership in the hospitality industry. To learn more about the institute and its projects, visit www.cihler.cornell.edu.

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