2016 June eBulletin

In this issue of LERA's eBulletin: June 2016 

  • Learn about the LERA Bylaws changes recommended by the LERA Board and accepted at the General Membership Meeting 2016.
  • FMCS resumes its National Labor-Management Conference this August.
  • Dennis Dabney announces Kaiser Permanente's Partnership Day
  • Heather Boushey, Hillary's "economic inequality whisperer," has a new book.
  • The latest news on older workers from Teresa Ghilarducci.
  • Krueger-Katz on alternative work in the "gig economy."
  • Further reading for LERA members.
Details:
  • LERA Bylaws Changes - The Strategic Thinking Committee, chaired by David Lewin, began reviewing LERA Bylaws in 2015 with an eye towards enhancing communication, relationships, reciprocity between LERA Chapters, academic programs, and LERA, as well as updating our association practices. The board brought recommended changes to the 2016 General Membership Meeting, where they were discussed and passed. Read on for a summary of the recommended changes, and the bylaws themselves. The board will be putting together a committee tasked with seeking input and recommending an implementation plan. http://lera.memberclicks.net/summary-of-changes-to-lera-bylaws

  • The FMCS has resumed its every-other-year National Labor-Management Conference, and will hold Future@Work on Aug. 17-19, 2016 in Chicago, IL. You can get complete information at their website: http://meetingservicesinc.com/fmcs/.

  • Dennis Dabney (Kaiser Permanente) announces KP has created a new event called Partnership Day that will premier August 16 in Chicago, the day before the FMCS conference opens to specifically address partnership between labor and management. Their program will include leaders from UAW and Ford Motor Co., US Steelworkers and Int'l Paper, SEIU Local 721 and LA County Health System, as well as Kaiser Permanente. To get all the details: http://www.leraweb.org/kaiser-permanente-announces-partnership-day
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  • Heather Boushey (Washington Center for Equitable Growth) has a new book Finding Time: The Economics of Work-Life Conflict, (Harvard). It was reviewed in Vogue, no less, that hangs the Hillary's "economic inequality whisperer" moniker. A taste of the review: "Supply and demand curves are suddenly 'sexy' when Boushey uses them to prove that paid sick days, paid family leave, flexible work schedules, and affordable child care aren't just cutesy women's issues for families to figure out 'on their own time and dime,' but economic issues affecting the country at large." Read the Vogue review, "Heather Boushey's Finding Time Drops the Mic on Work-Life Conflict." http://www.vogue.com/13428312/heather-boushey-finding-time/. Here's a Wall Street Journal Q&A with Boushey: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2016/03/14/qa-heather-boushey-on-why-work-life-policies-arent-just-something-for-the-ladies/
  • Labor economist Teresa Ghilarducci (New School for Social Research) arguably knows more about retirement-pension-older workes than anyone on the planet. Here's her report for May on unemployment for workers over 55: http://www.economicpolicyresearch.org Read her blog (and other good stuff) here: http://teresaghilarducci.org/blog
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  • See Lawrence Katz and Alan Krueger's slides on "The Rise of Alternative Work Arrangements and the 'Gig' Economy": https://www.scribd.com/doc/306279776/katz-and-krueger-alt-work-deck

  • The FMCS has resumed its every-other-year National Labor-Management Conference, and will hold this meeting Future@Work on Aug. 17-19, 2016 in Chicago, IL. You can get complete information at their website: http://meetingservicesinc.com/fmcs/.
Further reading (and listening and viewing) for LERA members:

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