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If it's March, then it's Women's History Month, that time of the year when we hear the word "suffragette." But irony...
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The privatization of public services isn't a new trend. In the period in which the Clinton-Gore administration was promoting...
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The future of work in America and the future of our social and economic well-being are interdependent. Last spring, The Hitachi Foundation...
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This is part three of the series Infrastructure Privatization 101: The Evolution of Building Big Things. Parts one and two appeared earlier...
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What's the one thing Pope Francis, Barack Obama, Marco Rubio and Warren Buffett agree on? America needs to change the way it sets wages...
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In the world of financial trading, a front-runner is someone who gains an unfair advantage with inside information, including access...
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The future of work in America and the future of our social and economic well-being are interdependent. Last spring, The Hitachi Foundation...
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To prep the next generation of workers, getting the right skills is critical. And young people don't have to travel very far...
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The Employment Policy Research Network offers research by experts in work, labor and employment policy making.

EPRN began in 2010 to fill a large void present in policy analysis, evaluation and discussion of matters deeply affecting the lives of Americans.

Policymakers and members of the media are invited to pose relevent questions to EPRN Researchers through this web site.

LERA Publications

New Publications

We continue striving for the continuous improvement of your member benefits. In a recent member survey, Perspectives on Work ranked as the most used, most throughly read resource LERA offers. You...
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Public Jobs and Political Agendas: The Public Sector in an Era of Economic Stress $29.95 Edited by Daniel J.B. Mitchell In his introduction to Public Jobs and Political Agendas, Mitchell puts the...
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Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 9:00am - Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 5:00pm

Renewing Employment Relations for Shared Prosperity:
Research, Practice and Policy

May 29th - June 1st, 2014, Portland, Oregon
Hilton Portland and Executive Towers

Lisa Lynch, LERA President and Program Chair

What are you talking about at work?

Here is what we are talking about over three and a half days (plus over 300 other presentations).

  • Workplace Aggression and Bullying: A Human Resources Perspective
  • Security, Surveillance and Implications for Labor Relations
  • Management Actions to Identify & Eliminate Workplace Bullying
  • Effective Use of Mediation & Mediators: What Advocates Need to Know
  • New strategies for Low-Wage Workers?
  • 'Always Low Prices', But at What Cost?
  • What a Re-imagined Labor Movement Means for Employer/Employee Relations?

Join the (many) conversations at the LERA Annual Meeting.

The conference (Thu-Sun) will be filled with special programs, meetings, and workshops. 

Our program's format offers fresh opportunities for thought leaders from all aspects of employment and labor relations. Individual and Full Session proposals are accepted and may take a variety of forms: Symposia, panels, workshops, posters, presentations, skill-building debates, roundtable discussions, etc. The number of tracks and length of sessions depends on the quantity and quality of proposals. To encourage thought diversity, participants may only present on the program once.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 11:30am
Women's National Democratic Club
  The Battle to Raise the Minimum Wage
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Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Alioto's, 3041 N Mayfair Road, Wauwatosa, WI
Our final meeting of the season will be a dinner meeting on Thursday evening, April 24, 2014. Registration and happy hour will begin at 5 pm; dinner at 6 pm, and the meeting and speaker at 6:30 pm....
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Monday, May 12, 2014 (All day)
Edison, NJ
Please mark your calendar, and check back for details closer to the event. Meeting will be held at the Sheraton Edison Hotel in the Raritan Center. 6:00 pm - Informal Reception6:30 pm - Dinner  
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Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Denver, CO (Warwick Hotel, 1776 Grant Street)
Professor Michael D. Sousa, who teaches bankruptcy law and corporate restructuring at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, will be discussing how the national bankruptcy laws can, and often...
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Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Anaheim, CA
Dinner Meeting Details TBA
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Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 8:30am - 10:00am
Warwick, RI
Our May 14, 2014 meeting will feature LERA National President Lisa Lynch speaking on “The Never Ending Employment Crisis – Policy Approaches to Support a Changing Labor Market.”...
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