The Labor and Employment Relations Association tapped Peter “Pete” Feuille for its Lifetime Achievement Award Monday, Dec. 8. Feuille received the award at a luncheon at the University of Illinois’ School of Labor and Employment Relations, where LERA’s home offices are located.
He was instrumental in relocating LERA headquarters from the University of Wisconsin to the University of Illinois in 1999. He was named LERA secretary-treasurer in January 2000. He served until November 2014.
What is LERA? The Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) is the singular organization in the country where professionals interested in all aspects of labor and employment relations network to share ideas and learn about new developments, issues, and practices in the field. Founded in 1947 as the Industrial Relations Research Association (IRRA), the National LERA provides a unique forum where the views of representatives of labor, management, government and academics, advocates and neutrals are welcome.
National workplace changes inspired ILR School's 1945 start
The rich history of the ILR School, shaping labor-management values and impacting lives right from its start 70 years ago, is tied to the social, economic and political landscapes of the Great Depression.
That's when U.S. Labor Secretary Frances Perkins, who later taught at ILR, and others led the nation into dramatic workplace change.
Legislation such as the Fair Labor Standards Act, securing wages and hours, and the National Labor Relations Act, protecting workers' rights to organize, reshaped the employer-employee relationship.
Watch for at National Labor Relations Board in 2015
Published on The National Law Review (http://www.natlawreview.com) Article By: Philip B. Rosen and Howard M. Bloom posted on: Wednesday, December 10, 2014
The National Labor Relations Board has not been shy about making news with controversial decisions during 2014. Holding franchisors liable for unfair labor practices allegedly committed by franchisees and finding violations of the National Labor Relations Act in routine contract and policy language are, perhaps, a harbinger of key decisions to come. Here are some major subjects on which employers should expect NLRB action in the coming new year, if not sooner.