Tell Cornell to Support Union Glaziers!

Cornell University Administration

Despite being home to the renowned School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR) – self-described as the “preeminent educational institution in the world focused on work, employment and labor” – Cornell’s allegedly pro-union principles fail to include Union Glaziers. While Cornell honors agreements with many other unionized building trade, it refuses to recognize the Glaziers Union. Indeed, Cornell has gone so far as to award glazing work to a non-union contractor who lacks the required NACC and AGMT glazing certifications. These certifications are objective third-party verifications that a contractor and its glaziers possess the skills necessary to perform the work proficiently. Cornell has failed to honor these high standards, circumventing a Union Glazing contractor who meets those standards.

It is despicable for Cornell to ride the coattails of (and profit from!) the labor movement through its ILR school while continuing to discriminate against Union Glaziers. We believe that students, parents, professors, alumni, and the public have a right to know about Cornell’s duplicity.

Sign our petition to show all of Cornell's administrators, including Laurie Johnston (, Rick Burgess (, and Christine Lovely (, that their treatment of the Glaziers is unfair, unethical, and unacceptable!!

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To: Cornell University Administration
From: [Your Name]

We, the undersigned, as the Organized Labor community of Central New York, stand firmly behind the Glaziers within the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades and condemn Cornell University's disrespect of these workers. It is completely unacceptable for an organization involved in the training of union and labor leaders to deliberately exclude union workers by awarding labor project jobs to non-union contractors. We are calling on the university administration immediately to fully commit to the fair labor principles they claim to support by hiring ALL union laborers without excluding the Glaziers any longer!!