2017 December 15 eBulletin

December 15, 2017

LERA eBulletin

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Peter CappelliMichael LeRoyDan Mitchell

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In the News

Peter CappelliPeter Cappelli (Wharton) on NPR,  “U.S. Employers Struggle to Match Workers with Open Jobs.”

http://www.npr.org/2017/08/31/547646709/u-s-employers-struggle-to-match-workers-with-open-jobs

Ruth MilkmanRuth Milkman (CUNY) is quoted in this American Prospect article about manufacturing workers at high-tech electric automaker Tesla who complain about wages and working conditions as well as efforts to organize through the UAW.
 
http://prospect.org/article/charge-time-electric-car-workers-accuse-tesla-low-pay-and-intimidation
Michael LeRoyMichael LeRoy (Illinois) in an op-ed, “The HR joke is on us,” about workplace sexual harassment and the courts in the Champaign News-Gazette.

http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/guest-commentary/2017-11-26/guest-commentary-the-hr-joke-us.html
David NeumarkDavid Neumark’s (UC-Irvine) research is featured in a Forbes magazine story, “The age discrimination law at age 50: A mixed bag.”

https://www.forbes.com/sites/nextavenue/2017/02/14/the-age-discrimination-law-at-50-a-mixed-bag/#c20c6ac1cf16
Dan MitchellEconomics-management-labor-pubic policy news hound Dan Mitchell (UCLA) on the LERA-D (dialog) listserv pointed to an article in the Journal of Economic Perspectives on reasons for officially low productivity increases since 2004 may be a product of mismeasurement.

http://pubs.aeaweb.org/doi/pdfplus/10.1257/jep.31.2.165
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Get Involved

Write for LERA: This year’s Perspectives on Work is in the mail to all members (possibly already received). We’re already doing advance thinking about the 2018 issue. We’re considering running several features on employment in high tech. If you have research/ideas and are interested in writing, contact Michael Lillich, clearlyexpressedLLC@gmail.com, (217) 898-1928. We’re also looking for op-eds, new member books and book reviewers.

Attend the LERA@ASSA Meeting, January 5-7, 2018 in Philadelphia … Join us for 18 LERA sessions over 3 days. Find program, housing, and registration details here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/2018-lera-winter-meeting-assa.

Make a contribution: Have you made your contribution to LERA’s Annual Fund Drive? LERA could not offer the plethora of programs that we do without your continued support. Please contribute by December 31, 2017! Go online and make a contribution anytime to support LERA in providing programs, services and the field of labor and employment relations.

Nominate a worthy colleague for a LERA Award by January 15, 2016 (scholars and practitioners alike), Find complete details and submission forms here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/deadlines.

Cornell Mast

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