Richard W. Hurd
Named Associate Director
At Cornell Institute for Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations in Ithaca - NY, USA
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.
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.