2018 February 15 eBulletin

February 15, 2018

LERA eBulletin

In the News | Get Involved | More Reading

In this Issue ...

Eaton, Schurman and Chen; Hunt, Dillender; Marvit; Bartik, Uchitelle

Get Involved ...

  • Registration for the LERA 70th Annual Meeting.
  • Submit a session or paper to [email protected] 2019 by March 9
  • Nominate a worthy chapter for a merit award by Feb 15.
  • Have you recently authored a book?

In the News

Adrienne EatonSusan SchurmanMartha ChenCornell’s ILR Press has published Informal Workers and Collective Action edited by Adrienne Eaton, Susan Schurman (Rutgers) and Martha Chen (Harvard).

http://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/?GCOI=80140100057040
H. Allen HuntMarcus DillenderH. Allan Hunt and Marcus Dillender have a new book, Workers’ Compensation: Analysis for its Second Century (Upjohn Institute). It’s available in pdf format at the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research website at no charge.

http://research.upjohn.org/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1262&context=up_press
Mosh MarvitMoshe Marvit (Century Foundation) in a New York Times op-ed “American workers need better job protections.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/28/opinion/american-workers-job-protections.html?
Timothy BartikWhen Foxconn (the iPhone manufacturer) opened a new plant in Wisconsin last summer, the state provided a lavish tax break for the company. It’s seven or eight times the usual incentive, says Timothy Bartik (Upjohn Institute) in this New York Times story.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/27/business/wisconsin-foxconn-tax-subsidies.html
Louis UchitelleHoward Myerson asks, “Is Manufacturing’s Future All Used Up?” in The American Prospect. The article leans heavily on N.Y. Times economics writer Louis Uchitelle’s book, Making It: Why Manufacturing Still Matters. We ran an excerpt from Lou’s book in the 2017 Perspectives on Work.

http://read.nxtbook.com/tap/theamericanprospect/theamericanprospectwinter2018/index.html#is_manufacturing_s_future_all
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Get Involved


Registration for the LERA 70th Annual Meeting is open! Registration is open for the LERA 70th Annual Meeting, June 14-17, 2018, Baltimore, MD. Register before March 25, 2018 to take advantage of the earlybird registration rate. Find complete conference details and links at: https://lera.memberclicks.net/70th-lera-anl-mtg

Submit a session or paper proposal to the program committee for the [email protected] meeting, Jan. 4-6, 2019 in Atlanta, GA by March 9, 2018. This meeting takes place in conjunction with the ASSA/AEA, an exciting program attended by 13,000+ people. View the call here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/2019-call-for-proposals-lera-assa

Nominate a LERA Chapter! We are accepting nominations until February 15, 2018 for LERA Chapter Awards to be presented at the LERA 70th Annual Meeting. There are eight different merit award categories that any chapter can be nominated for, just tell us why they are great! The online nomination form is at https://lera.memberclicks.net/chapter-merit-awards and on our deadlines page at https://lera.memberclicks.net/deadlines

Let us know! If you have recently authored a book and would like it added to the possible books that will be reviewed in the LERA Perspectives on Work please let us know! Additionally, email if you would like to write a book review. [email protected].

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