Call for Proposals: LERA 66th Annual Meeting

Fri, 11/15/2013 - 8:00am - 5:00pm

Labor and Employment Relations Association

Call for Proposals

LERA 66th Annual Meeting

May 29-June 1, 2014, Portland, Oregon

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

Lisa Lynch, Brandeis University, LERA President and Program Chair

The LERA Program Committee invites proposals for stimulating, creative, and controversial panels, symposia, workshops and papers related to this theme as well as other topics of current interest and the mission of LERA. We encourage submissions from different disciplines–including but not limited to economics, sociology, political science, labor and employment law, industrial relations, and human resource studies–and different stakeholder perspectives, including investors, managers, employees, policy makers, and unions. The deadlines for various submissions forms range, but the deadline for complete session proposals is November 15, 2013.

to program committee
BY NOV. 15
to paper competitions
BY dEC. 15

1) Session Proposal
A complete session proposal includes session title, 250-word summary of the session theme, chair, presenters/panelists and their paper/topic titles, and discussant. Papers presented at the annual meeting will be invited to be published in the LERA Proceedings.
Submission Form

2) Single Paper/Poster Abstract
Researchers may submit 250-word abstracts for single papers/posters. Conditional on space, accepted papers will be assigned to sessions by the Program Committee or invited to present at a poster session at the meeting.
Submission Form

1) LERA Competitive Papers
Complete papers up to 50 pages may be submitted, with winners to present at a special session at the LERA meeting and to publish in a special refereed section of the LERA proceedings.
Submission Form

2) AILR/LERA Best Papers Competition
Three-page paper proposals may be submitted, winners to present in a special session at the LERA meeting and invited to publish in Advances in Industrial Relations journal.
Submission Form

The Chair and Program Committee welcome session proposals from LERA members and non-members, Interest Sections, and Industry Councils in these broad areas:

  • Labor Economics and Labor Markets
  • Law, Regulations, Dispute Resolution
  • Labor Management Relations
  • Labor Unions and Employee Voice
  • Work and Occupations
  • Industry Studies
  • International and Comparative IR/HR
  • Public policy related to work

SESSION PROPOSALS and SINGLE PAPER/POSTER ABSTRACTS may focus on Research, Professional Development (best practices, training, and professional issues), or Public Policy (related to ER). Sessions may take a variety of forms: Symposia, panels, workshops, skill-building debates, roundtable discussions, etc. Sessions should include no more than 6 participants (for example, a chair, 3-4 presenters, and 1-2 discussants) and allow at least 20-30 minutes for audience discussion.  Participants may only appear on the program once per role, and papers presented may be invited to publish in the LERA Proceedings.

OTHER PAPER COMPETITIONS include the LERA Competitive Papers (complete paper up to 50 pages) and the AILR/LERA Best Papers Competition (paper proposal up to 3 pages). Selected authors will be invited to present in special sessions at the meeting and may earn invitations to publish.

To submit an online proposal, please use the links at the top of this page. Organizers are required to provide a session abstract and description, identify confirmed or invited participants, and provide full contact information at the time of submission. Contact if you have questions about this Call for Proposals.

LERA 66Th Annual Meeting Program Committee – May 29-June 1, 2014, Portland, OR

Chair: Lisa Lynch, Brandeis University, LERA President

Members: Chris Tilly, University of California Los Angeles; Janice Fine, Rutgers University; Todd Dickey, Cornell University; David Weil, Boston University; Patrick McHugh, George Washington University; Jim Pruitt, Kaiser Permanente; Cyndi Furseth, PGE; Jonathan Donehower, Oregon LERA President, Marlene Heyser, Workplace law Strategies; Revae Moran, GAO; Alison Beck, FMCS.

Other Representatives: Greg Bamber, Monash University (LERA Int'l IS); Linda Ewing, UAW (LERA Auto IC); Rebecca Givan, Rutger University (LERA Health Care and Higher Ed IC's); Chip Hunter, University of Wisconsin (LERA/ISA member).

Ex Officio: David Lewin, UCLA (LERA Past President); Marty Mulloy, Ford (LERA President Elect), William Canak, Middle Tennessee State University (LERA NCAC Chair); LERA Editor, TBA, Peter Feuille, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (LERA Secretary/Treasurer); Ariel Avgar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (LERA Poster Session Chair)