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2017 November 15 eBulletin

November 15, 2017

LERA eBulletin

LERA in the News | Get Involved | More Reading

In this Issue ...

George Shultz; Ken May; Michael Belzer; Eileen Appelbaum, Rose Batt; Michael LeRoy;

Get Involved ...

LERA in the News

George ShultzGeorge Shultz, past LERA president and U.S. Secretary of State, Treasury and Labor, now 96 and still very sharp, is rereleasing Turmoil and Triumph, his memoir of his years as Secretary of State in the Reagan administration.

Read the transcript of the NPR interview with Shultz (Oct. 4): http://www.npr.org/2017/10/04/555710502/reagan-administration-secretary-of-state-reflects-on-his-tenure-and-tillersons

Here’s the link to the book: https://www.amazon.com/Turmoil-Triumph-Years-Secretary-State/dp/0684193256/

Ken MayKen May’s Contract Bargaining Handbook for Local Union Leaders is out in its second edition. Check it out on the LERA website:

https://lera.memberclicks.net/second-edition-contract-bargaining-handbook-for-local-union-leaders
Michael BelzerMichael Belzer (Wayne State) sent in his paper, "Why Do Long Distance Truck Drivers Work Extremely Long Hours?” as a sequel to the Steven Greenhouse story on driverless cars in the Nov. 1 LERA ebulletin.

You can access his article here: https://goo.gl/M5Xx47 Free download of article available using "Read Publication" button at the bottom of the blog until November 24.


After November 24 the article can be found at: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1035304617728440
Working paper: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3013200

Here’s the Greenhouse article: http://prospect.org/article/driverless-future
Eileen AppelbaumRose BattHarold Myerson, writing about economic development policies for left-behind parts of the country in an American Prospect article, references Eileen Appelbaum (Center for Economic and Policy Research) and Rose Batt’s (Cornell) article, “Who is Wilbur Ross?” We ran it in a previous ebulletin. If you missed it, here’s a second chance.
 
http://prospect.org/article/who-wilbur-ross
 
Here’s the Myerson “Place Matters” article: http://prospect.org/article/place-matters
Michael LeRoyMichael LeRoy  (Illinois) is quoted in the New York Times article, “Goodell and N.F.L. Owners Break From Players on Anthem Kneeling Fight.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/10/sports/football/nfl-goodell-anthem-kneeling.html?
Contact Michael Lillich, LERA managing editor, on member news placements, books, projects,
eBulletin corrections and other items of interest to LERA members.
(217) 898-1928. clearlyexpressedllc@gmail.com. 311 W. University Ave., No. 202, Champaign, IL 61820.
Get Involved

Submit a session (or paper) proposal to the LERA Program Committee by end of day today, November 15, 2017, and here is more info: https://lera.memberclicks.net/70th-lera-call. The LERA 70th Annual Meeting “Shaping the Future of Work: Challenges, Opportunities and New Models” will happen June 14-17, 2018 in Baltimore, MD. Find details here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/70th-lera-anl-mtg; it will be an event you won’t want to miss!

Submit a paper by December 15, 2017 for research competitions associated with the LERA 70th Annual Meeting, June 14-17, 2018 in Baltimore. This includes LERA Competitive Papers (double-blind refereed paper competition, submit complete paper), or the AILR/LERA Best Papers (submit paper proposal). You will find complete details at the LERA website here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/deadlines.

Read for LERA Competitive Paper Competition: Let us know if you would like the editorial committee to consider utilizing your expertise as a reader in for the Labor and Employment Relations Association’s (LERA) double-blind, refereed LERA Competitive Papers Competition. Send an email to leraoffice@illinois.edu if you are interested.

Save the Date: LERA@ASSA, 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 to the LERA Annual Fund Drive 2017. You have received a letter in the mail, but you can go online and make a contribution anytime to support LERA in providing programs, services and the field of labor and employment relations.

More Reading, Viewing and Listening

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2017 November 1 eBulletin

November 1, 2017

LERA eBulletin

Member Projects | Get Involved | More Reading

In this Issue ...

Peter Cappelli; Chris Tilly; Stephen Silvia; Harry Katz, Tom Kochan, Alex Colvin; Heather Boushey; Steven Greenhouse, Lawrence Katz, David Autor, Michael Belzer; Tony Dundon, Danny Roberts

Get Involved ...

Member Projects

Peter CappelliPeter Cappelli (Wharton) in a Washington Post On Leadership column on “How to Save Good Jobs.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/on-leadership/wp/2017/02/10/how-to-save-good-jobs

 
Chris TillyChris Tilly (UCLA) is quoted in an article in the Long Beach Press Telegram about the Longshoreman’s union membership lottery:

http://www.presstelegram.com/business/20170605/winners-of-longshore-lottery-drawing-know-they-havent-hit-jackpot-yet

Attendees at LERA’s 69th Annual Meeting took a guided tour of the Longshoreman’s union and the technologically state-of-the-art Long Beach Container Terminal. Look for a story, “Dockworkers meet the digital future,” in Perspectives on Work, out this month.
Steven SilviaStephen J. Silvia’s (School of International Service and American University) article, “The United Auto Workers Attempts to unionize Volkswagen, Chattanooga,” published in the 2017 Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2017, is the winner of the 2017 Best Paper Competition LERA/ILR Review Special Series in Employment Relations.

Karry KatzTom KochanAlex ColvinThe fifth edition of the collective bargaining textbook, An Introduction to Collective Bargaining and Labor Relations (Cornell ILR Press) by LERA president Harry Katz (Cornell), Tom Kochan (MIT) and Alex Colvin (Cornell) is out.

http://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/?GCOI=80140100199890

Heather BousheyHeather Boushey (Washington Center for Equitable Growth) is quoted in a New York Times article, “Household Debt Makes a Comeback.”

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/17/business/dealbook/household-debt-united-states.html?

 

Steven GreenhouseLawrence KatzDavid AutorMichael BelzerSteven Greenhouse, writing in the American Prospect, says driverless cars are a future jobs killer. He quotes Lawrence Katz (Harvard), David Autor (MIT) and Michael Belzer (Sound Science Inc.).

http://prospect.org/article/driverless-future
Tony DundonDanny RobertsTony Dundon (Manchester – UK) is co-author of a new book, A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Employee Relations.
 
https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/a-very-short-fairly-interesting-and-reasonably-cheap-book-about-employment-relations/book242689

Danny Roberts (University of the West Indies) reviews the charmingly self-deprecatorily titled book in the 2017 Perspectives on Work out in November.
Contact Michael Lillich, LERA managing editor, on member news placements, books, projects,
eBulletin corrections and other items of interest to LERA members.
(217) 898-1928. clearlyexpressedllc@gmail.com. 311 W. University Ave., No. 202, Champaign, IL 61820.
Get Involved
Submit a session (or paper) proposal to the LERA Program Committee by November 15, 2017, and here is more info: https://lera.memberclicks.net/70th-lera-call. The LERA 70th Annual Meeting “Shaping the Future of Work: Challenges, Opportunities and New Models” will happen June 14-17, 2018 in Baltimore, MD. Find details here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/70th-lera-anl-mtg; it will be an event you won’t want to miss!

Submit a paper by December 15, 2017 for research competitions associated with the LERA 70th Annual Meeting, June 14-17, 2018 in Baltimore. This includes LERA Competitive Papers (double-blind refereed paper competition, submit complete paper), or the AILR/LERA Best Papers (submit paper proposal). You will find complete details at the LERA website here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/deadlines.

Save the Date: LERA@ASSA, 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 to the LERA Annual Fund Drive 2017. You have received a letter in the mail, but you can go online and make a contribution anytime to support LERA in providing programs, services and the field of labor and employment relations.

More Reading, Viewing and Listening

  1. In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal, Public Radio International’s The World devoted its Oct. 20th podcast to a discussion of sexual harassment in the international workplace.
    http://www.npr.org/ podcasts/381444246/pri-s-the-world

  2. Watch/read Paul Solomon in his Making Sense segment of the PBS News Hour on retail employment in the age of Amazon:
    http://www.pbs.org/newshour/making-sense/warby-parkers-ceo-thrive-retail-big-box-stores-dying/

  3. “The Jobs Americans Do” feature from the New York Times.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/23/magazine/the-new-working-class.html

  4. Here’s an Atlantic magazine Q&A with economist and Financial Times columnist Tim Harford about his new book, Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy.
    https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/09/tim-harford-50-inventions/540276/

  5. “The Art of Negotiating” on the BBC business news podcast. Bonus commentary from the Financial Times’ acerbic Lucy Kellaway on how one should react to being sacked in the contemporary business world:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3cstwy7

  6. Jobs of the future? No problemo. Read the New York Times op-ed.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/07/opinion/sunday/no-that-robot-will-not-steal-your-job.html?
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2017 September eBulletin

In this issue of LERA's eBulletin: September 2017

  • Member news: Weil, Kreider, Herbert, Lynch, Mitchell, Ghilarducci
  • Calls to action
  • More reading, listening and watching for LERA members


Member News:

  David Weil (Brandeis) writes about employee misclassification as contractors in the Harvard Business Review.  Access the article here:

https://hbr.org/2017/07/lots-of-employees-get-misclassified-as-contractors-heres-why-it-matters
Related: LERA-D listserv guru Dan Mitchell (UCLA) submits “Texas judge strikes down Obama overtime rule,” from The Hill. Weil was the Department of Department of Labor Wage and Hour Administrator and led putting the overtime rule into place. It affected 4.3 million U.S. workers.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/texas-judge-strikes-down-obama-overtime-rule/ar-AAr3z71

  Three LERA members — Brandeis public policy doctoral student Benjamin Kreider; William Herbert (Hunter College); and Lisa Lynch (Brandeis) —  were quoted in a Washington Post article, “Graduate students won right to organize as employees, but that victory is in peril under Trump.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2017/08/24/graduate-students-won-right-to-organize-as-employees-but-that-victory-is-in-peril-under-trump
  “What Older Workers in Rust-Belt States Need from Donald Trump” by Teresa Ghilarducci (New School for Social Research).

http://www.economicpolicyresearch.org/index.php/wealth-insecurity-news/1719-june-2017-unemployment-report-for-workers-over-55
 

Dan Mitchell (UCLA) posted “Macron proposes major reform of French labor laws” on the LERA-D listserv:.

http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-france-labor-20170831-story.html

Contact Michael Lillich, LERA managing editor, on member news placements, books, projects, ebulletin corrections and other items of interest to LERA members. (217) 898-1928. clearlyexpressedllc@gmail.com. 311 W. University Ave., No. 202. Champaign, IL 61820.

Calls to Action:

  • Become a LERA Chapter member. Visit https://lera.memberclicks.net/chapters to see what chapter is closest to you!

  • Make a contribution to the LERA Annual Fund Drive. You will soon receive the LERA Annual Fund Drive letter in the mail. Please make a contribution and support LERA in providing programs, services and the field of labor and employment relations.

  • Submit a session proposal to the LERA Annual Meeting Program Committee by November 15, 2017. You will find complete information here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/70th-lera-call. The LERA 70th Annual Meeting will take place June 14-17, 2018 in Baltimore, MD.

  • Save the Date. LERA@ASSA Meeting, January 5-7, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Join us for 18 LERA sessions over three days.

  • Join the conversation. LERA executive director Emily Smith points out that the LERA-Dialog listserv is a great venue to ask questions about all things related to employment — academic, practical or historical — to their LERA colleagues. Questions receive prompt, smart and thoughtful replies. And the discussions are well worth reading. Subscribe here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/listservs.

  • Submit a nomination today. Do you know someone who would be great a great addition to the LERA Executive Board? We are currently accepting nominations for positions that would take office June 2018: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/4537637

More reading (and listening) for LERA members:

 Send new member book notices to Michael Lillich at clearlyexpressedllc@gmail.com.

 
2017 August eBulletin

In this issue of LERA's eBulletin: August 2017

  • LERA members in the news: Blau, Appelbaum, Milkman, Houseman, Pavy, Kochan, Givan, Avgar, Ghilarducci
  • Calls to Action
  • More reading (and watching and listening) for LERA members


Member News:

  Francine Blau (Cornell) received the 2017 Mincer Prize for Lifetime Achievement in labor economics from the Society of Labor Economists in Raleigh, N.C., on May 5. She said she was “incredibly honored.”

Read the society’s description of Blau’s career: http://www.sole-jole.org/Mincer2017.html

Read about the Mincer Award: http://www.sole-jole.org/Mincer-Award-Main.html

 
This year’s Perspectives on Work (to be mailed: November) presents a feature section with contemporary portraits of (mostly) American industries — (Australian) auto, airlines, energy, manufacturing, higher education and health care. Leading off the issue is an excerpt from N.Y. Times economics writer Louis Uchitelle’s fine new book, Making It: Why Manufacturing Still Matters.

He acknowledges/quotes Eileen Appelbaum, Ruth Milkman, Susan Houseman and Gordon Pavy. He commented, “Tom Kochan has been very influential over many years in my thinking about manufacturing. … LERA is an organization that fights above its weight.”

Here’s a review of Making It: https://cms.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/louis-uchitelle/making-it/
 

Rebecca Kolins Givan (Rutgers) has a new book, The Challenge to Change: Reforming Health Care on the Front Line in the United States and the United Kingdom. Ariel Avgar (Cornell) will review the book in Perspectives on Work this fall.

Here’s the book on the Cornell ILR Press web site: http://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/?GCOI=80140100299370

Here’s an op-ed Givan wrote on the state of U.S. health care. https://www.statnews.com/2017/01/23/obamacare-repeal-listen-health-care-providers/
 

From Teresa Ghilarducci’s Retirement Equity Lab at the New School: “Boomers’ Larger Birth Cohort Lowers Wages.”

http://www.economicpolicyresearch.org/index.php/wealth-i, “nsecurity-news/1714-new-research-larger-birth-cohort-lowers-wages

And more from Ghilarducci, “Mortality Gap Still High: More Blacks than Whites Die Before Retirement”: http://www.economicpolicyresearch.org/index.php/wealth-insecurity-news/1715-may-2017-unemployment-report-for-workers-over-55


Calls to Action:

  • Become a LERA Chapter member! Visit https://lera.memberclicks.net/chapters to see what chapter is closest to you!
  • Save the Date! LERA@ASSA 2018, January 5-7, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Join us for 18 LERA sessions over three days.

  • Submit a nomination today! Do you know someone who would be great a great addition to the LERA Executive Board? We are currently accepting nominations for positions that would take office June 2018: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/4537637

More reading (and watching and listening) for LERA members:

 Send new member book notices to Michael Lillich at clearlyexpressedllc@gmail.com.

 
2017 July eBulletin

In this issue of LERA's eBulletin: July 2017

  • LERA members in the news: Brown, Ghilarducci, Batt, Appelbaum, Greenhouse, Krueger
  • Calls to Action
  • More reading (and listening) for LERA members


Member News:

Clair Brown (UC Berkeley) discusses how to reduce inequality in a sustainable world based on her book Buddhist Economics at the Commonweath Club. Listen to the podcast.

https://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/archive/podcast/buddhist-economics

Teresa Ghilarducci reviews Brown’s Buddhist Economics in the upcoming LERA Perspectives on Work this fall.
 

Rose Batt (Cornell) and Eileen Appelbaum (Center for Economic and Policy Research) write about the Secretary of Commerce’s private equity career in “Who is Wilbur Ross?” in The American Prospect.

http://prospect.org/article/who-wilbur-ross-0
  

Former Obama political guru David Axelrod interviews longtime N.Y. Times labor reporter Steven Greenhouse on the Axe Files podcast.

http://podcast.cnn.com/the-axe-files-david-axelrod/episode/all/MPgAel4peMWce0/hgrnzl.html

Who knew? Princeton economics professor and former chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers Alan Krueger also does research on … get ready …  the music industry. He’s cited in a March 26 Wall Street Journal article, “Twilight of the Rock Gods,” to wit, that rock and roll concert ticket prices have “skyrocketed in the last three decades — the average ticket is a record $76 and 20 acts charged $100 or more last year.” (WSJ site requires subscription.)

https://www.wsj.com/articles/twilight-of-the-rock-gods-1490439609?tesla=y


Calls to Action:

  • Save the Date! LERA@ASSA 2018, January 5-7, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Join us for 18 LERA sessions over three days.

  • Submit a nomination today! Do you know someone who would be great a great addition to the LERA Executive Board? We are currently accepting nominations for positions that would take office June 2018: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/4537637

Further reading:

Send new member book notices to Michael Lillich at clearlyexpressedllc@gmail.com.


 
2017 June eBulletin

In this issue of LERA's eBulletin: June 2017

  • Member news: George Shultz, Seth Harris, Teresa Ghilarducci-Nancy Folbre, David Jacobs, David Autor
  • Calls to action
  • Further reading for LERA members


Member News:

 

Past LERA president (1968) George P. Shultz (and, later, U.S. Secretary of Labor, Secretary of the Treasury and Secretary of State and, now, the oldest living U.S. Cabinet member) on “The Business Case for the Paris Climate Accord” in the New York Times:

 https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/09/opinion/the-business-case-for-the-paris-climate-accord.html?

 

Seth Harris (Cornell) was quoted in a June 12 Wall Street Journal article (subscription required) on the Trump administration’s boost in support for apprenticeship programs:

“Continuing existing investment in apprenticeships is not going to make u for the hundreds of millions of proposed to be cut from larger job-training programs,” said Harris, the deputy labor secretary under Barack Obama. “Those cuts would result tens of thousands of workers not receiving job-placement and training services.”

 

Double take by two LERA stars on PBS Newshour’s “Making Sense” segment:  Teresa Ghilarducci  (New School) and Nancy Folbre (U. Mass-Lowell) on “manly men doing girlie jobs”:

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/industries-growing-men-staying-away/
 

 David Jacobs (Morgan State) writes about the post-WWII history on the policies and politics of U.S. health care on the Member Projects section of the LERA website:

http://www.leraweb.org/health-care-reform-as-a-prism-through-which-to-view-business-values-in-the-us

David Autor (MIT) on American jobs and worker despair in the New York Times.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/28/business/economy/trump-white-working-class-carnage.html?


Calls to Action:

  • LERA’s 69th Annual Meeting wrapped up in Anaheim on June 4. Thanks to all who put the program together, spoke, sponsored, presented papers and otherwise contributed to a grand meeting. Look for complete coverage in Perspectives on Work, mailed to all members in November. In 2018 LERA’s 70th Annual Meeting is in Baltimore, MD, June 14-17. The 2019 LERA’s 71st Annual Meeting will be in Cleveland, OH.
  • Presented in 2017 on a LERA program and interested in having your paper published in the 2017 LERA Proceedings?  Submit your paper by July 15 at https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/5565808

Further reading:

Send new member book notices to Michael Lillich at clearlyexpressedllc@gmail.com.

 
2017 May eBulletin

In this issue of LERA's eBulletin: May 2017

  • Member news: Weil, Katz, Krueger; Holzer; Reich, Rothstein; Autor; Election Announcement; LERA Award Recipients
  • Calls to action: LERA 69th Annual Meeting Registration, Anaheim Hotel Update, Industry Councils to meet
  • Further reading (and listening) for LERA Members


Member News:

David Weil (Boston University), Lawrence Katz (Harvard) and Alan Krueger (Princeton)on job “fissuring” in the New York Times:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/28/business/economy/economy-labor-wages-subcontracting.html

NPR’s 1A podcast, “Who’s looking out for the American Worker?” on May Day discusses the state of workers today and the workforce and the future. One of the discussants is Georgetown economist Harry Holzer.

http://the1a.org/shows/2017-05-01/working-title-may-day-whos-looking-out-for-the-american-worker

Michael Reich and Jesse Rothstein (UC-Berkeley) answer the question “Do Minimum Wages Really Kill Jobs?”

http://econofact.org/do-minimum-wages-really-kill-jobs

David Autor (MIT) on a Freakanomics podcast, “How safe is your job?”

 http://freakonomics.com/podcast/safe-job-rebroadcast/


More LERA Member News:

 • The results of the 2017 LERA Election are in. The newest members of the LERA Executive Board are named below and you can see more complete information here.
LERA 2017 President Elect: Kris Rondeau
Newest Academic Members: Sylvia Allegretto and Virginia Doellgast
Newest Academic w/out IR/HR: Matthew Bodah
Newest Neutral Member: Sheila Mayberry
Newest Labor Member: Joan Husted
Newest Management Member: Bill Dirksen
First RVP, West Region: Jim Pruitt
First RVP, Mid Region: John Budd
First RVP, East Region: Michele Hoyman
• Be sure to congratulate the LERA 2017 Award Recipients! This year the LERA 69th Annual Meeting will feature an awards winner roundtable. It will take place on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 3:45 pm, just prior to the LERA General Membership Meeting and Award Ceremony at the Hilton Anaheim.LERA 2017 Award Recipients
Lifetime Achievement Awardees:
  • Sir Peter Carr, UK National Health Service
  • Eileen Appelbaum, Center for Economic and Policy Research
  • John F. Burton Jr., Rutgers University (ret.)

Academic Fellow Awardees:

  • William H. Holley, Jr., Auburn University
  • Michael Reich, University of California, Berkeley
  • Adrienne Eaton, Rutgers University
Practitioner Fellow Awardees:
  • Mark Cousens, Attorney
  • Bill Dirksen, Ford Motor Company
  • Mary Ellen Shea, Mediator / Arbitrator
Susan C. Eaton Outstanding Scholar-Practitioner Awardee:
  • Erica Groshen, Former Commissioner of Labor Statistics
John T. Dunlop Outstanding Scholar Awardees:
  • Dionne Pohler, University of Toronto
  • Victor Tan Chen, Virginia Commonwealth University

LERA Outstanding Practitioner Awardee:

  • Sheldon  Friedman, AFL-CIO

LERA Media Awardees:

  • Peter Waldman, Bloomberg
  • Natalie Kitroeff, Los Angeles Times

James G. Scoville Best International/Comparative IR/HR Paper Awardee:

  • Peter Sheldon, University of New South Wales
  • Raoul Nacamulli, Università di Milano -Bicocca
  • Francesco Paoletti, Università di Milano -Bicocca
  • David Morgan, University of New South Wales

Thomas A. Kochan & Stephen R. Sleigh Best Dissertation Awardee:

  • Bradley R. Weinberg, Cornell University

Thomas A. Kochan & Stephen R. Sleigh Best Dissertation Honorable Mentions:

  • Jae Eun Lee, Ithaca College
  • Akasemi N. Newsome, University of California, Berkeley

LERA Chapter Awards:

  • TERRA - LERA Chapter Star Award
  • LERA-Atlanta - LERA Chapter Star Award
  • Long Island LERA - LERA Outstanding Chapter Award
  • LERA Gateway - Merit Award for Chapters Helping Chapters
  • Mid-Michigan LERA - Merit Award for Outstanding Programming.
  • LERA Gateway - Chapters Helping Chapters
  • Northwest (Seattle) LERA - Merit Awards for Consistent Chapter Excellence and Outstanding Programming.
  • OC (Orange County) LERA - Merit Awards for Member Innovation and Chapter to National Relations.
  • Oregon LERA - Merit Awards for Chapters Helping Chapters and Consistent Chapter Excellence.
  • RU LERA - Merit Awards for Chapter Startup and Member Innovation.
  • Alabama LERA - Merit Award for Chapter to National Relations.
  • SW Pennsylvania LERA- Merit Awards for Member Innovation and Chapters Helping Chapters.
  • Laurel Highlands LERA- Merit Award for Member Innovation and Chapters Helping Chapters.

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 at the Park at the Anaheim Resort adjacent to the Hilton Anaheim, contact them directly for availability. They are the closest to the Hilton Anaheim, are a union property and many LERA participants will be staying there.

  • 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.

Further reading:

Send new member book notices to Michael Lillich at clearlyexpressedllc@gmail.com.

 
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.
 
2017 March eBulletin

In this issue of LERA's eBulletin: March 2017

  • Member news: Harris, Stern, Weil, Blasi, Kruse, Freeman, Wheeler, Brown, Ghilarducci and Budd
  • Calls to action: Industry Councils to meet, LERA 69th Annual Meeting deadlines, election to open soon
  • Further reading (and listening) for LERA Members

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Member News:

  • Teresa Ghilarducci (New School for Social Research) will review Buddhist Economics in the 2017 Perspectives on Work.
  • John Budd has released a 5th edition of his textbook “Labor Relations: Striking a Balance” which presents employment relations as a system for balancing employment relationship goals with the rights of labor and management.
    http://www.gettextbooks.com/isbn/9781259412387/

Calls to Action:

  • 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.
  • Register now for the LERA 69th Annual Meeting, June 1-3, 2017 in Anaheim, CA. The early-bird registration deadline is March 25, 2017! You will find the complete program and registration details at the LERA website: https://lera.memberclicks.net/69th-lera-anl-mtg.

  • Reserve your hotel room by May 10 at the Hilton Anaheim to receive the discounted rate at the official hotel of the LERA 69th Annual Meeting, June 1-4, 2017 in Anaheim, CA. The hotel is filling up fast, and they will not be increasing our room block, so please take advantage of these discounted rates while they last. https://lera.memberclicks.net/69th-lera-anl-mtg#hotel
  • The LERA 2017 Election will open shortly, so please be on the lookout 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. Please nominate your colleagues who have the expertise and commitment to lead this organization forward.
Further reading:
Send new member book notices to Michael Lillich at clearlyexpressedllc@gmail.com.
 
2017 February eBulletin

In this issue of LERA's eBulletin: February 2017

  • Member news: Gittell, Pruitt, Adams, Givan, Avgar, Vogus, Westar
  • Calls to action: Register for LERA 69th Annual Meeting, publications, paper calls
  • Further reading (and listening) for LERA Members

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Member News:

  • Ariel Avgar (Cornell) and Timothy Vogus (Vanderbilt) get LERA kudos for wrangling, organizing, recruiting authors, writing and editing the 2016 LERA Research Volume, The Evolving Health Care Landscape: How Employees, Organizations, and Institutions are Adapting and Organizing. Work on the 2017 volume on pensions is underway with Johanna Weststar (Western in Ontario, Can.) at the editorial helm.
Calls to Action:
  • Register now for the LERA 69th Annual Meeting, June 1-3, 2017 in Anaheim, CA. The early-bird registration deadline is March 25, 2017! You will find the complete program and registration details at the LERA website: https://lera.memberclicks.net/69th-lera-anl-mtg.
  • Perspectives on Work is still seeking a few good contributors for the 2017 issue. Willing? Story ideas? Contact editor Michael Lillich, (217) 898-1928, clearlyexpressedllc@gmail.com
  • The Association for Evolutionary Economics has announced a call for papers for their Annual Meeting held in conjunction with the ASSA/AEA meeting, January 5-7, 2018 in Philadelphia. The deadline for submission is April 15, 2017. You can find complete details and submission information here: https://listserv.unl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1701&L=AFEEMAIL&F=&S=&P=65
Further reading:

Send new member book notices to Michael Lillich at clearlyexpressedllc@gmail.com.

 
2017 January eBulletin

In this issue of LERA's eBulletin: January 2017

  • Member News: Trumka, Weil, Ghilarducci
  • Calls to Action: Upcoming Awards and Paper Deadlines
  • Further Reading for LERA Members

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Member News:

Calls to Action:

  • Attention book reviewers. We're looking for reviewers of LERA member books for the 2017 Perspectives on Work. Here are some of the books:

    • Andy Stern - Raising the Floor: How a Universal Basic Income Can Renew Our Economy and Rebuild the American Dream

    • Jody Hoffer Gittell -Transforming Relationships for High Performance: The Power of Relational Coordination

    • Rebecca Kolins Givan -The Challenge to Change: Reforming Health Care on the Front Line in the United States and the United Kingdom

    • Susan Houseman - Measuring Globalization: Better Trade Statistics for Better Policy

Reviews are 1,000 words. Deadline: June 1, 2017. We'll ship you a review copy and publication guidelines. If you'd like to be a reviewer and cover yourself with LERA glory, and/or you have a new book out/coming out, contact Michael Lillich, LERA writer-editor, (217) 898-1928, clearlyexpressedllc@gmail.com.

We're also still in the market for Perspectives on Work feature stories (2,500 words, June 1 deadline): industry reports; international; management trends; unions; arbitration-mediation; innovation ... Your ideas?  Contact Lillich. Contact info above.

Further reading:

Send new member book notices to Michael Lillich at clearlyexpressedllc@gmail.com.

 
2016 December eBulletin

In this issue of LERA's eBulletin: December 2016 

  • Member News: Tilly, Batt, et. al, Kochan, Hodges, Allen
  • Calls to Action
  • Further Reading for LERA Members
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2016 November eBulletin

In this issue of LERA's eBulletin: November 2016 

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2016 October eBulletin

In this issue of LERA's eBulletin: October 2016 

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2016 September eBulletin

In this issue of LERA's eBulletin: September 2016 

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2016 August eBulletin

In this issue of LERA's eBulletin: August 2016 

  • Meet the new Executive Board Members!
  • LERA 2015 awards announced
  • Kaiser Permanente's "Partnership Day" kicks off today
  • Paul Krugman on "Trump, Trade and Workers"
  • Teresa Ghilarducci's unemployment report for workers over 55
  • David Autor quoted in The Economist
  • Further reading (and listening) for LERA members.
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2016 July eBulletin

In this issue of LERA's eBulletin: July 2016 

  • Cast your ballot in LERA Election 2016 by Aug 1
  • Publish your paper presented at LERA 68th Annual Meeting
  • FMCS' NLMC 2016 hotel room discount end today
  • Kaiser Permanente announces Partnership Day
  • Further readings of interest
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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.
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2016 April eBulletin

In this issue of LERA's eBulletin: April 2016 

  • LERA Prez Bonnie Castrey's big fact finding
  • Freeman and Krueger on finding a job that works
  • Lawrence Katz and Julianna Koch in The New York Times
  • Oren Levin-Waldman: "What Do We Mean by the Middle Class?"
  • New books from Jeffrey Rothstein, Jerry Davis and Susan Houseman
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2016 March eBulletin
In this issue of LERA's e-Bulletin: March 2016
  • Register for LERA 68th Annual Meeting by March 25
  • LER-Law Newsletter is Available Online
  • Lisa Lynch's Many Hats
  • Tom Kochan's MOOC
  • John Komlos on income inequality on PBS' "Making Sens$e"
  • The Economist on the "gig economy," references S. Harris-A.Krueger research
  • Further reading (and listening) for LERA members
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