LERA eBulletins Archive

LERA eBulletins Archive

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; [email protected]. 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 [email protected].

 
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

LERA Members' Only Resources Webheader

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 [email protected] 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; [email protected]. 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 [email protected].
 
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

LERA Members' Only Resources Webheader

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; [email protected]. 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 [email protected].
 
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

LERA Members' Only Resources Webheader

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, [email protected]
  • 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 [email protected].

 
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

LERA Members' Only Resources Webheader


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, [email protected].

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 [email protected].

 
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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2016 February eBulletin
In this issue of LERA's e-Bulletin: February 2016
  • LERA 68th Annual Meeting Program is Online Now
  • LERA 68th Annual Meeting Registration Opens Tomorrow
  • Submit proposal for LERA/ASSA Winter Meeting, Chicago 2017
  • Further reading for LERA members
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2016 January eBulletin

In this issue of LERA's e-Bulletin: January 2016

  • Nominate for LERA award or submit to paper competition by today
  • Send nominations for LERA Executive Board
  • Submit proposal for LERA/ASSA Winter Meeting, Chicago 2017
  • Further reading for LERA members
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2015 December eBulletin

In this issue of LERA's eBulletin: December 2015

  • Send nominations for LERA Executive Board
  • Attend LERA/ASSA Winter Meeting, Jan. 3-5, 2016, San Francisco, CA
  • Submit paper to LERA Competitive Papers or AILR/LERA Best Papers
  • Nominate a worthy colleague for a LERA Award
  • Further reading for LERA members
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2015 November eBulletin

In this issue of LERA's e-Bulletin: November 2015

  • Steven Greenhouse on vanishing pay raises
  • Daniel J.B. Mitchell’s blogs
  • Oren Levin-Waldman blogs
  • Jared Bernstein blogs
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2015 October eBulletin

In this issue of LERA's eBulletin: October 2015

  • Read the October 2015 LER-LAW eNewsletter by Ann Hodges and Dillon Taylor
  • Submit Session & Paper Proposals by Nov. 15 for LERA 68th Annl. Mtg., May 2016
  • Register Now for LERA/ASSA Winter Meeting, Jan. 3-5, 2016, San Francisco, CA
  • Further Reading for LERA Members
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2015 September eBulletin

In this issue of LERA's e-Bulletin September 2015

  • ASSA Opens Registration Tomorrow
  • LERA 68th Annual Meeting has deadline of November 15 for Sessions and Paper Proposals
  • Annual Fund Drive Letter to Arrive Soon
  • Labor Day Commentaries
  • Further Reading for LERA Members
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