Rachel Aleks, Cornell University

Assistant Professor Ithaca, New York aleks@cornell.edu

Bio/Research

My research focuses on organizing strategies used by labor unions to build power and increase membership levels among both low-wage workers and professionals. I am also interested in how internal union policies and practices affect staff and member relations as well as organizational outcomes, su...

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Bio/Research

My research focuses on organizing strategies used by labor unions to build power and increase membership levels among both low-wage workers and professionals. I am also interested in how internal union policies and practices affect staff and member relations as well as organizational outcomes, such as organizing success. My research incorporates field surveys and interviews, NLRB and National Mediation Board union certification election results, as well as other government-collected administrative data.

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