2017 April eBulletin

In this issue of LERA's eBulletin: April 2017

  • Member news: Kruse, Blau, Golden, Ghilarducci, Weil
  • Calls to action: LERA 69th Annual Meeting Registration, Anaheim Hotel Update, Industry Councils to meet, LERA election is open
  • Further reading (and listening) for LERA Members

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Member News:

Douglas Kruse (Rutgers) on a research study on employment for workers with disabilities on the PBS Newshour segment “Making Sense”:
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/job-opportunity-still-lagging-people-disabilities/
Francine Blau (Cornell) on April 20 will receive the Judge William B. Groat Alumni Award in New York City. Groat (1899-1986) played a pivotal role in founding Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations. The Groat Award is given to a Cornell alumnus/a for accomplishment in the field of industrial and labor relations.
Teresa Ghilarducci (New School for Social Research) issues her March jobs report  for older workers.
http://www.economicpolicyresearch.org/index.php/wealth-insecurity-news/1712-1750-march-2017-unemployment-report-for-workers-over-55?utm_source=March+Unemployment+Report+Press&utm_campaign=March+Employment+Report+press&utm_medium=email
Lonnie Golden (Penn State and Illinois), Robert Habans and the University of Illinois’ Labor Education Program are presenting a forum “Work, Well-being and the Middle Class in Illinois,” at the U of I April 20 (noon – 2 p.m. for locals). The forum is part of the Labor Education Program’s Project for Middle Class Renewal.
More info: goo.gl/rTWQe8
David Weil (Boston University), former Wage and Hour Administrator, is among Department of Labor veterans who in an American Prospect article look at the “anguished” future of labor policy in the Trump administration.
http://prospect.org/article/veterans-obama-labor-department-look-ahead-anguish


Calls to Action:

  • Register for the LERA 69th Annual Meeting, June 1-4, 2017 in Anaheim, CA. Headquartered at the Hilton Anaheim, the LERA 69th Annual Meeting will feature 89 events and sessions, including pre-conference day professional skill building workshops, an all-day port tour hosted by the Longshore Workers, and a night out at the Angel’s game on Friday, June 2.
    Meeting Home: https://lera.memberclicks.net/69th-lera-anl-mtg
    Program: http://leraoffice.org/drupalinclude/program.asp

  • Have you made your hotel reservations at the Hilton Anaheim for the LERA 69th Annual Meeting? If you haven’t yet, you may encounter difficulty getting a room on the nights of Saturday, June 3 or Sunday, June 4 as the hotel is selling out rapidly. If you would like a room in at the Sheraton adjacent to the Anaheim Hilton, we are coordinating a room block at the discounted rate of $199/night. Send an email to LERAoffice@illinois.edu by 5pm Thursday, April 20 if you would like to be included at the Sheraton, and specify the nights you need. We will only lock in this room block if there is enough interest.

  • Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld (Brandeis University) is leading a re-invigoration effort of LERA’s Industry Councils and Interest Sections. Contact him at (217) 979-3771; joelcg@brandeis.edu. He invites you to attend a meeting for LERA Industry Councils which will be held at the LERA 69th Annual Meeting, in Anaheim from 8:30 to 10 am in the California Ballroom B on Friday, June 2, 2017. A meeting for LERA Interest Sections will take place in the same room, immediately following, from 10:15 to 11:45 am.
  • The LERA 2017 Election is open, please search your inbox for an email containing a link to your ballot. Nominations for this year are closed, but we are collecting nominations for next year here: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/4537637 and there is space for nominations on the on the bottom of your election ballot. Please nominate your colleagues who have the expertise and commitment to lead this organization forward. Only LERA members can vote, so if you need to renew, you can do so here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/membership.
Further reading:
Send new member book notices to Michael Lillich at clearlyexpressedllc@gmail.com.