Rachel Aleks

Assistant Professor
Labor Relations, Law, and History, ILR School

Contact Information

365 Ives Hall Faculty Wing
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 255-0280

Rachel Aleks

Assistant Professor
Labor Relations, Law, and History, ILR School

Expertise

Labor and society; labor relations; organizing; unions; union administration

Current Research Interest

Union revitalization strategies; organizing and representing professionals; youth attitudes toward unions; internal union administration policies and practices; prison labor; effects of prison education programs on internal prison environment

Distinction

Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations Robert N. Stern Award for Teaching and Mentoring
Labor and Employment Relations Association Thomas A. Kochan and Stephen R. Sleigh Best Dissertation Award
University of Toronto Rotman Institute for International Business Hartle Award for Outstanding Graduate Scholarship on a Policy-Relevant Topic
Labor and Employment Relations Association Susan C. Eaton Scholar-Practitioner Research Grant

Selected Publications

Aleks, Rachel. “What Professionals Want: Union and Employer Tactics in Certification Elections of Professional Workers.” Industrial and Labor Relations Review (2018).

Aleks, Rachel. “Estimating the Effect of ‘Change to Win’ on Union Organizing.” Industrial and Labor Relations Review 68, no. 3 (2015): 584-605.

Cornell Research Website Article

Giving Workers a Voice