2018 September 15 ebulletin

September 15, 2018

LERA eBulletin

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Michael Lillich
LERA writer-editor

Bernadette Tiemann
LERA managing editor

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In the News

Aaron SojournerAaron Sojourner (Minnesota) is quoted in “Associated Press Fact Check: Trump on black unemployment.”
And in CNN Politics’ “Wages are growing, White House insists.”
Michael BelzerMichael Belzer (Wayne State) has an op-ed, “Truck Drivers are Overtired, Overworked and Underpaid,” posted on WBUR’s “The Conversation.”

His book, Sweatshops on Wheels (Oxford, 2000), is cited in this recent New York Times op-ed, “The trouble with trucking.”
Sylvia AllegrettoPaying less than minimum wage is bad for tipped workers, hard to enforce, and adds extra liabilities for restaurant owners, writes Sylvia Allegretto (UC-Berkeley Institute for Research on Labor and Employment) in a new policy brief.

Michael ReichMichael Reich and his research on Uber drivers’ pay in New York City are cited liberally in this article in the New York Times.

David NeumarkDavid Neumark (UC-Irvine) wrote a Wall Street Journal (subscription required) op-ed “Do what it takes to promote work.” He argues against raising the minimum wage and for increasing the Earned-Income Tax Credit.

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Submit a session (or paper) proposal to the LERA Program Committee by November 15, 2018, details here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/71st-lera-call. The LERA 71st Annual Meeting “Ahead of the Curve: Challenges Posed by Technology and the New Work Force” will happen June 13-16, 2019 in Cleveland, OH.

Registration is open for [email protected] 2019, January 4-6, 2019 in Atlanta, GA. Register here: https://conf.aeaweb.org. Join us for 18 LERA sessions over three days. Visit our meeting page at https://lera.memberclicks.net/lera-assa-meeting-january for complete details.

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